Tammy Palmer’s family said Eugene Palmer began a campaign of harassment after she took out an order of protection against her husband, John, barring him from the home where she was raising their two children.
“This morning she put the kids on the bus, I think she was hanging clothes. He went there, I guess they had an argument. Went to get a gun, killed her,” said the victim’s father John Pannirello.
“She’s gone. She’s resting. She’s not scared anymore. It’s so sad,” Violet Pannirello said.
“He just came in and said, ‘Here’s money to pay my taxes with, I’ve had enough. I shot and killed Tammy. Give me an hour to get away and then do whatever you have to do — call the police…whatever you have to do,’ and then he just took off,” Babcock said. Babcock said she called Haverstraw Police immediately, CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported.
“The two of them had been aggravating each other, tormenting each other is more the word, for a couple of weeks,” Babcock told WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond. ”When he came this morning, he told my daughter he’d had enough of the torment and he couldn’t take it anymore so he said that he shot her.”