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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union Jan 19,1931 Court news
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 14:08:35 EST
CHARGE CASATI WITH KILLING CASIERI'S WIFE
Fugitive Surrenders--Shot inShoulder--Holdup His Alibi.
Having had a bullet removed from his left shoulder after his arrest,Cosmo
CASATI,32,a shoemaker of 1948 Troy avenue, was to-day to re-enact the manner
in which he alleges Mrs.Yvonne CASIERI,of 3909 Avenue P,was murdered by
bandits on Jan3, before being arraigned ona charge of slaying the woman.
Confronted at the Vanderveer Park police station by Mrs.CASIERI'S husband
John, and her mother,Mrs. Louise de COURSELLES, the alleged slayer cowered
behind detectives. The husband according to police,made a lunge toward the
suspected murderer but was restrained.CASIERI was first charges with slaying
his wife but the charge was dismissed in Homicide Court.
''I frequently saw CASATI loitering int he vicinity of my home'',the
police.Despite the prisoner's claim that he was shot in the shoulder by the
bandits who riddled his alleged affinity, police believe CASATI attempted to
commit suicide after he killed the woman durning anargument. Jealousy on
CASATI's part was said by detectives to have inspired the murder.
Surgeons at Kings County Hospital removed the bullet from CASATI's left
shoulder,above the heart, late yesterday, after he surrendered to police. The
bullet had been fired from a .32-calibre pistol and was of the same size and
type as those which riddled Mrs.CASIERI'S body.
Further examination of the wound was to be made by surgeons to-day to
determine wheather the bullet had been lodged in CASATI'S shoulder for any
length of time. He was held in the prison ward at the hospital under heavy
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