The person charged with killing a Queens tarot card reader allegedly made three confessions, prosecutors revealed Thursday evening, because the suspect was held with out bail at his arraignment.
Giuseppe Canzani, 41, allegedly instructed an officer, a lieutenant and a detective that he “shot” 51-year-old Anna Torres in her Ozone Park dwelling on Wednesday, in accordance with prosecutors.
Torres, the mom of an NYPD cop, was shot twice and died on the scene as two relations have been dwelling on the time, authorities have mentioned.
“The defendant is charged with critical crimes right here, the highest cost being homicide within the second diploma. He shot the sufferer, then admitted to 3 completely different members of the NYPD that he shot the sufferer,” Assistant District Legal professional Xhulia Derhemi instructed the courtroom.
“The case is robust. It has video surveillance proof, witness testimony, and the defendant’s personal statements,” mentioned Derhemi.
Police have mentioned that Torres and Canzani knew one another “to some extent” and sources instructed The Publish that Canzani was a disgruntled buyer who thought Torres had forged a spell on him and cursed him.
At Thursday evening’s arraignment, prosecutors detailed a few of Canzani’s alleged confessions and a weird declare.
“I need to flip myself in. I’m not right here to harm you guys. I’m right here due to the girl I shot,” Canzani instructed one officer after surrendering on the 106th Precinct, in accordance with Derhemi.
Canzani instructed a lieutenant: “That’s the girl I shot. They tried to kill me,” mentioned Derhemi.
And whereas chatting with a detective, the alleged killer mentioned, “Anna instructed me the black chief of the NYPD needs to kill my spouse. Anna is a witch,” the assistant district lawyer mentioned.
Canzani’s protection lawyer, Kerry Katsorhis, requested for and was granted a psychological analysis for his consumer on the listening to.
“He suffers from anxiousness in addition to melancholy. He doesn’t have his treatment,” Katsorhis mentioned.
“In my 50 years of observe, I say he’s a primary instance of an individual who must be examined psychiatrically,” the lawyer mentioned.
Canzani, carrying a New York Giants sweatshirt and two pairs of handcuffs to accommodate his measurement, didn’t deal with the courtroom.
Choose Denise Johnson ordered him remanded and scheduled a Might 26 courtroom date.
Police mentioned Canzani had no prior felony file.