Bodybuilder Shot Parents Over Christmas Amid Custody Dispute Involving 1-Year-Old Son – Crime Online
A New York man reportedly attempted to kill his mother and father over Christmas after trying to prevent him from leaving with his 1-year-old son.
Dino Tomassetti, 29, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his father, Rocco Tomassetti, 65, in the back and wrist and his mother, Vincenza Marsicano-Tomassetti, 64, in the head in their mansion Long Island $ 3 million early Saturday. The New York Post reported that the suspect’s son and the child’s mother were in the room when the shooting took place.
According to the media outlet, Dino Tomassetti had an argument with his parents at the residence – which escalated when he tried to leave with his son.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said mother and father “opposed” Dino Tomassetti’s departure with his son, causing him to brandish a pistol and shoot his parents, a also reported the Post.
Prosecutors said Dino Tomasetti was six to 15 feet from his mother when he shot her in the head.
“He then hit his father in the head with the pistol several times after running out of bullets,” Ryder said.
Both mother and father are said to have undergone surgery and were released from hospital earlier this week.
Dino Tomassetti was arrested in Bergen County, New Jersey, after police used GPS to track the Cadillac Escalade he used to flee the scene.
Ryder said the suspect was not licensed to own a pistol in Nassau County, although he did not have a criminal history.
Dino Tomasetti, who remains in jail without bail, is expected to return to court on January 5. Meanwhile, a Nassau County judge issued protection orders for DinoTomassetti’s parents, her baby and the mother of her son.
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[Featured image: Dino Tomassetti/Bergen County Sheriffâs Office; Â Rocco Tomassetti, Vincenza Marsicano-Tomassetti/Facebook]