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Friday, October 15, 2010

Israeli Police Arrest SI Man Suspected In Parents' Brutal Stabbing Murder


Israeli police say they have arrested a 30-year-old man who allegedly stabbed to death his parents inside their Staten Island home and fled the United States.

The international manhunt came to an end when Eric Bellucci was spotted early Friday inside Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, attempting to purchase tickets to China.

Bellucci reportedly arrived in the Middle Eastern nation Thursday morning from a flight from Newark Liberty Airport. He is neither Jewish nor an Israeli citizen, but it is suspect he intended on staying with a friend who lives in Tel Aviv.

A ground attendant at Ben Gurion Airport became suspicious of Bellucci when she observed unusual behavior and his credit card was denied when he tried to buy tickets to China. Bellucci apparently told the attendant he would return in time for an afternoon flight with an alternate source of money.

Bellucci ill remain under Israeli police custody until he is extradited to United States.

Bellucci was sought by the NYPD after the bloodied bodies of his father Arthur Bellucci, 61, and mother Marian, 56, were found by his sister Vanessa at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday. When she walked into the foyer of the home at 3 Poillon Avenue to take her mother to a fashion show, she found a series of blood stains and called police.

When cops responded, they found the bodies of the Bellucis stabbed multiple times, and they found no trace at the scene of Bellucci, who lived with the couple. Instead, their search led to the discovery of Bellucci's SUV parked at Newark Liberty Airport around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Friends of the family say that Bellucci left home about a week ago after a heated argument with his parents, and may have come back in the last few days to retaliate. They and family members say that Bellucci is schizophrenic. They say he was not taking his medication for the mental condition, and his not doing so may have been the issue he and his parents had fought about.

Also, they say, the 25-year-old daughter who discovered the double murder had recently moved out of the two-story contemporary home with an in-ground pool in the back. She had told relatives and friends that her brother's increasingly violent behavior forced her to leave.

"'Oh my God' is my reaction," family friend Gerry Tannucilli told PIX 11 News. She said that she has known the Belluccis since Eric was in first grade. "I know there were problems," Tannucilli said, "But this? It just doesn't make sense."

Bellucci is the CEO of a home health care company, called Caremates, that he owns in partnership with his mother, who was a registered nurse and social worker. His sister is also a business partner.

Now, that Bellucci has been located, his sister and other relatives continue to prepare funeral arrangements for their parents.

The NYPD has also posted a patrol at a home on Eylandt Street near the Belluci residence, where his sister is living with the family of Eric's uncle. That uncle, Joe Ciervo, told reporters at the murder scene that Bellucci had also threatened the life of Bellucci's aunt, Ciervo's wife



  2. Give the man a cigar then ask him to step into a garbage bag and then give this creep the bullet he deserves

  3. hope this man is not Jewish. If he is, Israel won't extradite him back to the U.S. or any other country. It happened with the Jewish college student in Maryland, I believe, who murdered his roomate and fled to Israel. They refused to extradite him because they won't extradite Jews and tried him over there.

    And what did the U.S. Government do? What it usually does. Nothing! They should've cut off all foreign aid until Israel extradited him. We have extradited Nazi's living here at Israel's request and give them billions in foreign aid over the years and this is how we get repaid?

    It's not just Israel that this country doesn't play hardball with. France refused for many years to extradite Ira Einhorn for murder in this country but while this was going on, we rapidly extradited a subject who fled to Miami Beach after murdering a young British tourist because France wanted him badly. We should've said "you can have him for Einhorn".

    The whole Elian Gonzalez deal should've been handled with the State Dept. telling Cuba "You want Elian back?, Not until you turn over Joanne Chesimard!"

  4. A flight attendant alerted authorities- Next paragraph, a saleswoman called police. Which one, or both? Just curious. What a scumbag

  5. So, is there an extradition treaty with holy Israel??

  6. Institutionilize him until he dies,this man was caught trying to flee our grasp, on 2nd thought incarserate him until he dies

  7. He looks older than his mother

  8. Quoting Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs :

    " Any person may be extradited from Israel except for a person who was an Israeli national at the time of the commission of the offense. However, to ensure that an Israeli national does not escape prosecution, Sections 7A and 10A of the Penal Law, 5737-1977 (as amended) extend the jurisdiction of the Israeli courts to hear cases in which an Israeli national is alleged to have committed a crime abroad, thus adhering to the rule "aut dedere aut punire". This means extradite or punish.
    In most cases , the rule of " "aut dedere aut punire" applies to israeli citizens where they can stand trial in foreign court , but serve punishment in israeli jails or be punished in israeli penal codes.
    A lot of ambuigity exists thus when applying "aut dedere aut punire"

  9. Thank God we have a country in the middle East that we can count on all the time when we need them !

  10. Friend of mine sent me a message yesterday he knew this dude he was normal never saw any signs of craziness make you wonder how many like this special case are among us Send him to Arkham Asylum lol

  11. Too bad the Israelis won't return the murderer of California's Alex Odeh, who's living the good life in the West Bank. Double standard??