Murderer Rosario DiGirolamo's Google Search for 'Lethal Karate Blows' Uncovered, Forces Him to Plead Guilty

Rosario DiGirolamo was sentenced yesterday in New Jersey to 25 years in prison for killing his mistress, Amy Giordano, in 2007, cutting up her corpse, and dumping the pieces in the water at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in Charleston, Staten Island. A Google search for murder methods led the guy to plead guilty last month, his lawyer told the AP, which added:

Evidence showed DiGirolamo had searched the phrase "lethal karate blows to the back of the head" days before the killing. Defense attorney Jerome Ballarotto said the search evidence was "catastrophic." DiGirolamo left the couple's 11-month-old son in the parking lot of a Delaware hospital.

More bad stuff that you yourself did not do:

¶ Staten Island mom Hope Beltran has been arrested for allegedly beating her 3-year-old with a belt last week, cops say. She has the kid's name tattooed on her arm. The boy's older brother squealed on mom. (Post)

¶ A couple went berserk Tuesday afternoon in a Brownsville clothing boutique on Pitkin Avenue near Amboy Street. They're accused of attacking the manager and a cashier because the checkout line wasn't moving fast enough. Cops say Raven Brown, 19, called the cashier a "slow bitch," and her boyfriend, Isiah Mills, 20, tried to attack her and did succeed in choking the manager. Brown, according to cops, got on her cellphone and allegedly said, "I'm going to get the cashier jumped." Cops arrested them. (Post)

¶ A 60-year-old ex-con sex offender stabbed his building super to death last Friday in Flatlands, Brooklyn, cops say. Errol Irving was charged yesterday with murder. The victim, Shayne Sinclair, 40, was just trying to collect overdue rent from Irving. (Daily News)

¶ A group of men chased William Corbin, 25, through the streets of East Harlem at about 2 this morning and shot him to death near 109th and Madison Avenue, "just steps from his home," cops say. No big surprise there, as the Daily News notes:

At least one person who heard the shooting said violence in the neighborhood was nothing new.

"I think five or six shots," said Thomas Achempong, 65, a parking attendant at a nearby garage. "This area is a danger zone. These shootings happen all the time."


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