Saturday, April 21, 2012

Brooklyn, NY: Angelo DeVito charged in wife's slaying at Brooklyn home

A 75-YEAR-OLD man was busted after he shot his wife to death during an argument Wednesday in Brooklyn, police said.

Cops found Angela DeVito, 71, shot twice in the chest in the first-floor kitchen of their Neptune Ave., Sea Gate, home at 1:50 p.m., police sources said. She died at the scene.

The woman’s husband, Angelo DeVito, was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

As police were questioning DeVito at the 60th Precinct stationhouse, neighbors said the woman constantly confided in them about her stressful relationship.

“She would tell me he was demanding, like most husbands,” said Joanne Francis, 65, who has known Angela for eight years. “She used to say it all the time.”

Francis said Angela cooked and cleaned for her husband every day, and said she’d often cook one meal for her husband and a separate meal for her son.

“Based on the conversations we had, they reached a point of frustration,” Francis said.

“She worked, she cooked, she cleaned and she was intent on pleasing her family,” Francis said.

“She once said, ‘I’m tired and he’s going to want to know what I’m making for dinner,’” Francis recalled.

Police said there have been no record of domestic issues at the home, and Angelo DeVito does not have a criminal record.

The couple had three children together, including one who is in the Army, according to neighbors.

One 47-year-old man, who works at a nearby store but declined to give his name, said the husband came into his store every week and never seemed troubled.

“She was nice and quiet,” the man said. “He was quiet, too. He’d come in, buy his stuff, and leave out. I never had a problem or incident or nothing.”

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