Antoinetta Baldassarre, 69, bludgeoned husband Frank left her 80-year-old husband, Frank Baldassarre with a crow bar on Oct 7, 2014
She left him, lying dead in the bathtub and attempted to stage a case of arson
Before setting a blaze in their garage, she bound herself to a chair with duct tape
The couple had been married 46 years
Antonietta Baldassarre was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and arson
She pled guilty Monday to first degree manslaughter
Faces up to 15 years in prison
Antoinetta Baldassarre [left] appears in court during her trial for the clubbing death of her husband, Frank Baldassarre [right]
A Staten Island woman who bludgeoned her husband to death with a crowbar before setting their house on fire pleaded guilty Monday to first degree manslaughter.
Antoinetta Baldassarre, 69, left her 80-year-old husband, Frank Baldassarre, lying dead in the bathtub before setting a blaze in their garage and bounding herself to a chair in attempt to simulate an arson, in October of 2014, according the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office.
“This defendant has pled guilty and will be held accountable for the violent and brutal crime she committed,” the Staten Island DA, Michael McMahon, said in a statement.
She faces 15 years in prison.
After killing her husband, Antoinetta Baldassarre staged a case of home invasion gone wrong and arson in their home
Antoinetta Baldassarre, then 67, said she was sick of her husband’s abuse repeatedly beat him with a crowbar in the bathtub until he expired. She then staged the crime scene before setting their house on fire, sources said.
To cover up her deed, she bound herself with duct tape and set their Victory Boulevard home in Tompkinsville.