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Saturday, December 17, 2011

[NYPD] Retired Officer Cash killed his Investigator wife, Tracey Young, but couldn't kill himself


Retired New York Police Officer Clarence Cash shot his state investigator wife, Tracey Young, multiple times, killing her in their Briarwood Queens Condo. He says that Tracey told him she was leaving him after he punched her in the face. He also says that after murdering Tracey that he then wandered wanting to kill himself - but he just couldn't do it. What completely happened we will never know now because Tracey can no longer speak for her self.


...Ms. Young worked in the Criminal Investigations Division of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. She was involved in surveillance work and undercover stings against illicit cigarette importers... Young carried a gun for her job... “I’m a retired cop,” [Cash] said before describing his heinous crime and sniveling, “I tried to kill myself, but I couldn’t do it”... Cash had no arrest record but was involved in domestic incidents in January 2003 and March 2011. In each case, the complainant was another woman, who complained to cops in the 105th Precinct in eastern Queens... Neighbors admitted that they had heard Young and Cash arguing, then loud bangs — but none ever called cops, even though at least one of them suspected gunfire...

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Remember that the story of what happened is according to Cash. (Personally I don't trust anything a wife-slayer says.)

EX-OFFICER KILLS HIS WIFE, A STATE TAX AGENT, IN QUEENS, THE POLICE SAY
New York Times
By Alan Feuer and Tim Stelloh
Published: December 11, 2011
[Excerpts] A state tax agent who specialized in investigating the trafficking of illegal cigarettes was shot to death by her husband, a former New York police officer... The body of the investigator, Tracey Young, 42, was discovered by the police and paramedics shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday in her apartment on the eighth floor of 143-41 84th Drive, in Briarwood, Queens. She had been shot several times in the head and torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Early Sunday, Ms. Young’s husband, Clarence Cash, 49, turned himself in to the police and was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon... Ms. Young worked in the Criminal Investigations Division of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. She was involved in surveillance work and undercover stings against illicit cigarette importers. “She was an energetic, enthusiastic, constantly upbeat investigator,” said William Comiskey, a former deputy commissioner of the department... Ms. Young was also the president of the board of the homeowners’ association for her building, an eight-floor brick apartment house. Her neighbors described her as invariably helpful and always responsive to problems in the units, adding that she had recently put up a Christmas tree and other decorations in the lobby... Two residents of the sixth floor said they rarely saw Ms. Young, who had lived in the building for only a couple of years, with her husband. They added, however, that they had seen the couple on the elevator within the last few weeks and that they seemed happy. “As soon as the door opened, they burst out laughing,” one of the residents recalled. “They were like two kids in love.”... [Full article here]


EX-NYPD COP CLARENCE CASH SHOOTS WIFE DEAD, SURRENDERS TO POLICE: The Victim, Top Criminal Investigator Tracey Young, Was Shot Seven Times
By Erik Badia, Henrick Karoliszyn, Barry Paddock & Rocco Parascandola
New York Daily News
December 11 2011
[Excerpts] A hullking ex-cop riddled his wife with bullets... “She didn’t deserve that,” Clarence Cash told cops when he walked into the Midtown South stationhouse at 6 a.m. with a bag of guns to give himself up... ‘She did not deserve that, she did not deserve that’”... Tracey Young, 42, one of the top 10 criminal investigators for the state’s tax and finance department, died... Cash, 49, a retired cop from the 32nd Precinct in Harlem who married Young two years ago, told police a romantic evening with his wife went sour, going from candles and backrubs to yelling. “According to him, she put her hand on him and kind of mushed his face. He punched her in the face, and she said, ‘That’s it. I’m going to my sister’s house. I’m done with you. I’m leaving you,’ ” a police source said. “He snapped.” Hanophy said Cash became enraged, “pulled out his gun and shot her.” Cash said he went to Rockaway Beach to kill himself — but couldn’t do it, Hanophy said. Friends and relatives noted a tragic irony: Young’s mother was murdered by her own partner three decades ago. “This is like history repeating itself,” said a cousin of the slain woman. “Thirty-one years later, she died just like her mother.” Cash was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. He is due back in court Jan. 3... Young carried a gun for her job investigating cigarette smuggling for the Department of Taxation and Finance... Police said the couple had no history of domestic complaints, and several neighbors in Queens said they seemed happy... [Full article here]

EX-COP CONFESSES TO SHOOTING WIFE OVER HOLIDAY MONEY WOES
By Doug Auer, Larry Celona and Bob Fredericks
Last Updated: 6:19 AM, December 12, 2011
Posted: 12:51 AM, December 12, 2011
[Excerpts] A cash-strapped ex-NYPD cop who’d just bought his wife a pricey Louis Vuitton handbag for Christmas flipped under the financial stress of the holidays and killed her, police sources said yesterday. “I just shot my wife,” muscle-bound Clarence Cash, 49, calmly told officers hours after allegedly pumping 10 bullets into his pretty wife, Tracey Young, 42 — a top tax investigator who specialized in busting tobacco smugglers — in their posh Queens condo... Neighbors admitted that they had heard Young and Cash arguing, then loud bangs — but none ever called cops, even though at least one of them suspected gunfire. After allegedly killing Young at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Cash - a body-building, part-time guard at the federal courthouse on Pearl Street - fled... Instead, Cash turned himself in at the Midtown South Precinct at about 6 a.m. yesterday, handing over two handguns - his Glock and her registered Sig Sauer, the sources said. “I’m a retired cop,” he said before describing his heinous crime and sniveling, “I tried to kill myself, but I couldn’t do it”... Cash was charged with first-degree murder. He was remanded without bail, and his lawyer asked that he be placed in protective custody at Rikers... Shortly before 10 p.m., Young desperately called her sister, April Young, in The Bronx saying she was coming over. A half-hour later, Tracey texted her sister that her iron-pumping hubby - who had to wear custom-made suits to fit his beefy frame — had hit her. “When we were arguing, she mushed me in the face, and I punched her,” Cash allegedly told cops. A furious Tracey Young told Cash “she was going to leave him’’ — and he whipped out a gun and began blasting, sources said. Cash later told authorities he thought he shot her only three or four times. Meanwhile, April Young raced to the couple’s eighth-floor apartment, where she rang the bell but got no answer... April called 911 at 11:09 p.m. Cops entered the couple’s blood-splattered apartment and found Young... Cash had retired from the 32nd Precinct in Harlem in 2006 and was working part time for the Marshal’s Service, escorting prisoners to the Pearl Street courthouse from their holding cells... Cash had no arrest record but was involved in domestic incidents in January 2003 and March 2011. In each case, the complainant was another woman, who complained to cops in the 105th Precinct in eastern Queens. Young, an investigator since 2002 with the state Department of Taxation and Finance, was an ace undercover who specialized in cigarette smuggling, her bosses sai... [Full article here]
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