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Saturday, September 5, 2009

[NY] Ex-Bronx Officer Patricia Battisti's NYPD ex-husband charged with 1st-degree attempted murder, conspiracy, and assault


...A New York City police officer [Anthony Battisti] was charged on Friday with hiring a man to kill his ex-wife, who survived after a screwdriver was plunged into her neck in front of her home in Franklin Square on Long Island... The couple also served together in the Bronx's 41st Precinct before Patricia Battisit left the department...


NYPD COP CHARGED IN MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLOT AGAINST EX-WIFE
WPIX
By Stephanie Barish
2:55 PM EDT, September 4, 2009
[Excerpts] An New York City police officer - accused of hiring another man to kill his ex-wife - appeared in a Long Island courtroom Friday morning where he entered a plea of not guilty in connection with the crime. Officer Anthony Battisti, 42, a 17-year veteran of the force was suspended by the NYPD, after allegations surfaced that he had hired a hit-man to attack his ex-wife, 44-year-old Patricia Battisti. According to prosecutors, Patricia Battisti was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver outside the couple's Franklin Square home in January. Battisti paid 37-year-old Timothy Gersbeck, who had worked as a handyman for the officer, to execute the assault on his ex-wife because he was jealous of her new boyfriend, investigators said... Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice reacted to the news about the indictment with remorse. "I'm sickened by this officer's betrayal of the badge... We cannot let one single act by one officer overshadow the brave work by men and women who wear the uniform and put themselves in harm's way every day to protect our families and our neighborhoods." Battisti reportedly met his wife Patricia when both were enrolled in the New York City Police Academy. The couple also served together in the Bronx's 41st Precinct before Patricia Battisit left the department, the New York Daily News reported. [Full article here]

...District Attorney Kathleen Rice: "I'm sickened by this officer's betrayal of the badge... We cannot let one single act by one officer overshadow the brave work by men and women who wear the uniform and put themselves in harm's way every day to protect our families and our neighborhoods"...

VETERAN QUEENS COP ANTHONY BATTISTI CHARGED WITH HIRING HITMAN TO RUB OUT WIFE
New York Daily News
By Henrick Karoliszyn and Corky Siemaszko
Friday, September 4th 2009, 2:42 PM
COMMENTS HERE.
[Excerpts] .A veteran Queens cop was charged Friday with hiring a hitman to rub out his ex-wife. Officer Anthony Battisti looked down and said nothing as his lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf... "We're talking about a guy who openly committed a crime and then looked for the easiest way out," Scaring said. "The easiest way out was to attack a police officer, accuse him of it." Scaring also said Battisti had no motive for murdering his ex because he was getting custody of his kids and "everything was working in my client's favor." Prosecutor Michael Canty said the fact that Battisti is a police officer "makes these charges all the more egregious. He conspired with another individual to execute his ex-wife," Canty said... Timothy Gersbeck, 34, was arrested after cops say he stabbed 44-year-old Patricia Battisti in the neck with a screwdriver outside the Franklin Square, L.I., home she once shared with the officer... He told investigators Battisti ordered the rubout because he was jealous of his ex-wife's new love interest - a city firefighter. Battisti's mom insisted her son would "never, ever do anything like that." "Why would he kill the mother of his children?" Mary Ann Battisti said. "He's the best father in the world"... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/09/04/2009-09-04_queens_cop_.html

...He was charged with first-degree attempted murder, conspiracy and assault in the attack on his ex-wife, Patricia Battisti, on Jan. 23. He was suspended from the police force shortly after...

CITY OFFICER CHARGED WITH HIRING HIT MAN

New York Times - New York,NY,USA
Published: September 4, 2009
[Excerpts] .A New York City police officer was charged on Friday with hiring a man to kill his ex-wife, who survived after a screwdriver was plunged into her neck in front of her home in Franklin Square on Long Island. The officer, Anthony Battisti, 42, was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty in Nassau County Criminal Court. He was charged with first-degree attempted murder, conspiracy and assault in the attack on his ex-wife, Patricia Battisti, on Jan. 23. He was suspended from the police force shortly after the attack. Nassau County prosecutors said Officer Battisti had paid $5,000 to the man, Timothy Gersbeck of Levittown, to carry out the attack. Mr. Gersbeck has pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted murder... [Full article here]

...[Timothy] Gersbeck was charged in January with going to Patricia Battisti's Franklin Square home and stabbing her three times in the back of her neck with a screwdriver...

NYPD OFFICER ACCUSED OF HIRING HIT MAN TO KILL WIFE

Newsday
September 4, 2009 By ANN GIVENS ann.givens@newsday.com
COMMENTS [HERE].
[Excerpts] ...Anthony Battisti had asked his handyman to do odd jobs in the past. But in January of this year, the New York City police officer came up with an especially odd one - killing his ex-wife, prosecutors said... Gersbeck was charged in January with going to Patricia Battisti's Franklin Square home and stabbing her three times in the back of her neck with a screwdriver. Patricia Battisti, 44, survived the attack. Gersbeck's case has since been sealed and prosecutors will not comment on it. Battisti's lawyer, Stephen Scaring of Garden City, said it's likely Gersbeck's case is sealed because he is cooperating with prosecutors. At Battisti's arraignment in Mineola on Friday, prosecutor Michael Canty asked Nassau County Judge David Sullivan to hold Battisti without bail... According to New York City police, Battisti was suspended in January and remains suspended. In standard NYPD practice, an internal investigation will be conducted after the criminal proceedings are complete... [Full article here]

EARLIER THIS YEAR:

GRIFTER CLAIMS NYPD OFFICER PAID HIM $5,000 TO KILL EX-WIFE

NewYorkDailyNews
By Simone Weichselbaum, Alison Gendar, Wil Cruz and Jotham Sederstrom
Sunday, January 25th 2009, 11:33 AM
[Excerpts]...Battisti has not been charged with any crime... Police sources said Battisti was jealous of a new relationship his ex-wife had been pursuing and may have paid Gersbeck to kill the 44-year-old Long Island woman... The victim, whose identity the Daily News is withholding, was in serious condition Saturday night at a Nassau County hospital. [Full article here]

L.I. BRUTE TO FACE STAB CHARGES IN ATTACK ON COP'S EX-WIFE
nydailynews.com
By Joe Gould and Alison Gendar
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Monday, January 26th 2009, 11:59 PM
[Excerpts]... When he was caught, [Timothy] Gersbeck told Nassau cops that NYPD Officer Anthony Battisti offered to pay him $5,000 to murder Patricia Battisti. The officer was furious that his ex... Gersbeck, who did odd jobs for Battisti, allegedly sneaked up behind Patricia Battisti, put a hand over her mouth and stabbed her three times in the neck with a screwdriver. She fought back, and her attacker fled, only to be caught a few blocks away... Gersbeck spent 60 days in jail in 2006 after running a scam to collect thousands in unemployment insurance. [Full article here]

MOTHER OF ACCUSED NYPD COP: MY SON'S NOT BEHIND EX'S SLASH
nydailynews.com
BY JOE GOULD and JONATHAN LEMIRE
Monday, January 26th 2009, 1:17 AM
The mother of an NYPD cop accused of hiring a Long Island grifter to stab his ex-wife denied that her son could plot the attack even as investigators moved closer Sunday to arresting the officer... "He would never, ever do anything like that," said the cop's mother, Mary Ann Battisti, 66. "I can't take this. ... It's killing me. ... Why would he want to hurt the mother of his children? ... He's the best father in the world"... Patricia Battisti is listed in serious but stable condition at a Nassau County hospital... [Full article here]

KIN BACKS HANDYMAN TIMOTHY GERSBECK, NABBED IN HIT OF COP EX
nydailynews.com
By Sarah Armaghan and Alison Gendar
Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 2:51 AM
...As Patricia Battisti opened her front door, [Timothy] Gersbeck came up behind her, shoved his hand over her mouth and stabbed her in the neck three times with a screwdriver, according to police. The force of Gersbeck's attack pushed Patricia Battisti through her partially opened front door. Two people in the home helped her to safety and then chased down Gersbeck a few blocks from the home, sources said... Anthony Battisti served as a volunteer fire chief from 2001-2002 at the Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department in Franklin Square. Patricia Battisti was released from the hospital Sunday... [Full article here]
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12 comments:

  1. I am not sure unto what to think of this because I know Tony for more than 15 years and have never known him to be this monster the press is painting... I pray that the truth comes out and that God has his way... I pray for both families and hope there is a solution not just for her but for him and their children... bren

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  2. Are you kidding me? I've worked with Tony for years and I can totally see him doing something like this. How many times did he go around telling everyone how much he hated her and wished she was dead. I know that alone doesn't make you guilty, but the guy has always had a violent side. I remember when he got suspened for fighting with another cop. He was always on the shit list at work.

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  3. Whats the Status with this case?

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  4. I posted your your question in this Topix group:

    Cops: Man held in screwdriver attack
    Posted in the Farmingdale Forum
    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/farmingdale-ny/T956MCU6APGNBLT94/p12#lastPost

    There are people who know things about the case there, even though most of the posts now are people just having side-arguments. If you find anything out, please update me.

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  5. I knew him too and I can totally see him doing this - he was a stalker and had a hard time letting things go - to say the least...

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  6. AnonymousMay 29, 2010

    I worked with Patti. Everyday they would be in a heated agruement of the phone. She would tell me what a horrible parent he was.

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  7. AnonymousJune 09, 2010

    Battisti has been found not guilty on all charges

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  8. AnonymousJune 09, 2010

    NOT GUILTY JACKASSES!

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  9. [NYPD] The hitman is going to prison, but NOT NYPD Officer Anthony Battisti - who the hitman says hired him to kill ex-wife Patricia
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2010/06/nypd-hitman-is-going-to-prison-but-not.html

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  10. AnonymousJune 10, 2010

    I know anthony for a while now and his kids. i dont think anthony would have done that because patty exaggerates things to the extreme. im just home the kids are safe no mater where they live

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  11. I'm going through old emails and see that someone sent a comment about a deliberate fire that was set, and in the comment also naming all of Anthony's siblings I guess as proof that they know him. I won't say here who lit the fire etc but if anyone knows more about that feel free to send me an email. I didn't post it here because it's too directly accusatory with no proof - not saying it didn't happen. It's just not fair to post.

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    1. Here's a question. Was Anthony at one time a volunteer firefighter?

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