Wednesday, June 9, 2010
[NYPD] The hitman is going to prison, but NOT NYPD Officer Anthony Battisti - who the hitman says hired him to kill ex-wife Patricia
NYPD Officer Anthony Battisti has been found not guilty of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was accused of hiring a handyman to kill his ex-wife, Patricia Battisti, who was wounded with a screwdriver in a January 2009 attack outside her home.
[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...
NYC Police Officer, 43-year-old Anthony Battisti, acquitted of hiring hit man to kill ex-wife with a screwdriver
June 9, 2010
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City police officer has been acquitted of charges he hired a hit man to kill his ex-wife with a screwdriver. A Nassau County jury on Wednesday found 43-year-old Anthony Battisti of Franklin Square not guilty of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was accused of hiring a handyman to kill his ex-wife. Patricia Battisti was wounded with a screwdriver in a January 2009 attack outside her home. She has since recovered. Two jurors said there was not enough evidence to convict. Handyman Timothy Gersbeck pleaded guilty to attempted murder last year and is facing at least 8 years in prison. The district attorney’s office did not immediately comment.
Anthony Battisti was originally charged with first-degree attempted murder, conspiracy and assault in the attack on his ex-wife, Patricia Battisti - who he met when both were enrolled in the New York City Police Academy. The couple also served together in the Bronx's 41st Precinct.
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