Dino Tomassetti shot LI mother and father in dispute over his 1-year-old child, police say

The bodybuilder accused of taking pictures his mother and father at their sprawling Lengthy Island mansion attacked the couple throughout a custody dispute over his 1-year-old son, police mentioned Wednesday.

Dino Tomassetti, 29, is being held with out bail on two counts of tried homicide stemming from a “verbal dispute” that escalated with the Christmas Day violence, in accordance with cops and courtroom papers.

The hulking health club rat was hauled again to Nassau County after being nabbed in New Jersey — simply hours after allegedly fleeing the scene of the shootings.  

At a press convention Wednesday, police mentioned Tomassetti had began arguing together with his mother and father — Vincenza Marsicano-Tomassetti, 64, and Rocco Tomassetti, 65 — at their $3.2 million dwelling in Hewlett Harbor at about 10 a.m. Saturday.

However the familial spat took a near-deadly flip when Tomassetti allegedly tried to depart the house with the kid.

“When the mother and father objected, the defendant produced a .22-caliber pistol,” Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder mentioned.

Dino Tomassetti during his perp walk.
Police have but to touch upon the fees for Dino Tomassetti, seen above throughout his perp stroll on December 29, 2021.
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Tomassetti allegedly shot his mother within the head and fired at his dad, hitting him within the again and wrist.

“He struck his father then within the head with the gun quite a few instances after he ran out of bullets,” Ryder mentioned.

Ryder mentioned Tomassetti wasn’t licensed in Nassau County to personal the pistol — and he had no prior arrests.  

Dino Tomassetti during his perp walk.
Tomassetti refused to remark whereas being escorted in handcuffs.
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The infant and the kid’s mom have been within the room on the time, cops mentioned.

Tomassetti fled the house in his 2017 white Cadillac Escalade, however cops used GPS information to trace him down a short while later in Mahwah, New Jersey.

The private coach was held in Bergen County after being taken into custody on a fugitive-from-justice warrant out of Nassau County. He waived extradition on Monday and was despatched again to Lengthy Island.

Rocco and Vincenza Tomassetti were found by police on Christmas morning.
Rocco and Vincenza Tomassetti have been discovered by police on Christmas morning.
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Wearing a black hoodie and blue face masks, Tomassetti stored his head down and refused to reply reporters’ questions as cops led him from the Nassau County Police Division to a automotive forward of his arraignment.

His mother and father underwent surgical procedure for his or her accidents and have been launched from the hospital earlier this week, officers mentioned. 

In courtroom, Nassau County Decide Lisa Petrocelli issued orders of safety for Tomassetti’s mother and father, his toddler son and his son’s mom.

The Tomassetti family home, which is a brick mansion with white columns.
Tomassetti is accused of taking pictures each of his mother and father at their $3.2 million dwelling in Hewlett Harbor.
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Protection lawyer Marco Laracca argued in opposition to the order pertaining to the lady and the boy, saying neither was ever threatened.

“I perceive the issues that come up from allegations that the mom of the kid have been current,” Laracca mentioned. “Neither of them are victims. Neither of them, from what I’ve heard, have been threatened.”

The decide disagreed.

“I recognize your argument, counsel,” Petrocelli mentioned. “However I imagine, primarily based on what’s been described on the file and what I’ve learn, that each of these people have been inside what I’d classify as an excessive zone of hazard.”

Assistant District Lawyer Tracy Keeton famous that Tomassetti “bashed his father time and again the face with the gun” when he ran out of bullets. She mentioned the alleged gunman was 6 to fifteen ft away from his mom when he opened fireplace.

“This all occurred in entrance of his son and the son’s mom,” Keeton added.

Police found Dino Tomassetti in New Jersey using GPS data.
Police discovered Dino Tomassetti in New Jersey utilizing GPS information.

Tomassetti is due again in courtroom on Jan. 5.

Two ladies recognized by Tomassetti as “my girlfriend and my finest buddy” have been in courtroom for his arraignment Wednesday, one wiping away tears.

Outdoors the courthouse, Laracca referred to as the incident “unlucky.”

“The entire state of affairs is unlucky,” the legal professional mentioned. “It’s unlucky that he’s being tried within the press and the info and circumstances will really come to gentle at a while. However at this pint it’s too early on to actually be attempting the case within the papers.”

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