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Accused Murderer Faces Kin of the Slain

It has been twenty-two years since the grandmother in this case found her daughter-in-law and granddaughter raped and strangled in bed. She has recently called on their accused killer to “finally face a jury like a man” – he has caused yet another delay in court, sources told a New York Criminal Lawyer.
The 47-year-old suspect fired yet another defense lawyer, which caused the grandmother to make her statement. It is her belief that he is trying to postpone his trial in Bronx Criminal Court as much as possible.
“He’s playing games with the court,” said the 68-year-old woman, who is retired, but was once Liza Minelli’s personal assistant. “He’s already fired at least two attorneys in one year. The longer he keeps this up, the longer he avoids a real jail sentence.” The suspect is not only in trouble for rape and murder, but also faces drug charges, as well. He is currently being held on Rikers Island.
“If he wasn’t at Rikers, he’d be dead and I’d take his place in there,” said the grandmother to a New York Criminal Lawyer. The suspect, according to prosecutors, sodomized and strangled his 26-year-old girlfriend and her 9-year-old daughter in the grandmother’s apartment in February 1988.
The grandmother had no idea her daughter-in-law had been dating the suspect and returned home to find them both dead and tied up with their underwear pulled down. DNA evidence led to the suspect’s arrest for the murders twenty years later, but the statue of limitations had already passed for the sex crimes.
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