Authorities allege Nicholas Tartaglione murdered 4 men in December 2017 The NYPD officer, 49, is accused of inviting the guys to a bar and executing them Police say he then buried the our bodies, aided by way of former cop Joseph Biggs, fifty seven The bodies of Martin Luna, Miguel Luna, Urbano Santiago and Hector Gutierrez had been determined buried on Tartaglione’s property in December Prosecutors announced their aim to are trying to find the death penalty on Tuesday Defense attorney Bruce Barket raged at the prosecution’s ‘egregious’ decision ‘Unfortunate, despicable, pointless, unjust, inconsiderate, pointless,’ he stated
A muscle-certain former NYPD officer accused of murdering 4 guys in a cocaine deal long past incorrect is facing the demise penalty after he allegedly lured his sufferers to a local bar and completed them. Authorities allege Nicholas Tartaglione, 49, invited the guys to Liquid Lounge, in Orange County under fake pretenses, and held them there against their will before killing them – shooting three in the backs of their heads. Police say he become aided via former New York City officer Joseph Biggs, 57. The pair then allegedly drove our bodies to Tartaglione’s farm about 30 minutes away and buried them in a wooded place. Prosecutors introduced their purpose to are seeking the death penalty in the excessive-profile case towards Tartaglione in the course of a hearing in White Plains on Tuesday, LoHud reports.
Defense lawyer Bruce Barket raged at the prosecution’s selection to are seeking for the cruelest penalty. ‘Unfortunate, despicable, useless, unjust, egregious, inconsiderate, pointless; the ones are all words that came to my thoughts,’ Barket stated, including ‘outrageous’ to the listing.
Tartaglione is accused in the deaths of Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel Luna and Hector Gutierrez, who went lacking April eleven, 2016. Their bodies have been located by way of police using a digger after Tartaglione turned into arrested in December 2017 over conspiracy to distribute greater than eleven kilos of cocaine. Three had been shot in the lower back of the top, even as Martin Luna, whose loss of life changed into dominated as murder, died in some other, unexplained way. 2016: Police search belongings of ex-cop accused of killing four Loaded: zero%Progress: 0percentzero:00 Previous Play Skip Mute Current Time zero:00 / Duration Time zero: forty-four Fullscreen
Despite the showing of pressure from the prosecution, the choice of searching for the loss of life penalty remains incredibly rare within the kingdom. Manhattan Federal prosecutors introduced in September they would pursue the death penalty against Sayfullo Saipov – accused of being an ISIS sympathizer and killing 8 people in a 2017 truck assault on the Hudson River bike route. Before Saipov, prosecutors ultimate pursued the death penalty against drug kingpin Khalid (Big Homie) Barnes, convicted in 2008 of strolling a violent drug ring in addition to murdering two humans. He was ultimately spared the demise penalty.