Murder suspect Virgil Solis made the statement on his way to central booking in Bronx, NY, just hours after he disembowelled his wife
Solis, 58, is accused of repeatedly stabbing his wife, 53-year-old Valerie Solis on Monday morning
Prosecutors said the suspect admitted to the killing in a videotaped confession to detectives
Solis who is on parole after serving 10 years for a previous violent sex offense told investigators: ‘At least now I don’t have to worry about another man f—ing my wife‘
The suspect reportedly called his stepdaughter and another family member to admit his crime and taunt them, “[I’m] coming to the funeral, [I’m] going to get a gun, if you try to stop me, [I’m] going to shoot everybody”
Family members the defendant, “[Solis] is just trying to get off on a mental case”
Police escort Virgil Solis the 58-year-old sex offender accused of fatally stabbing his wife in her Bronx, NY, apt
A 58-year-old man from the Bronx, New York who brutally knifed his wife to death in her their apartment made a shocking admission after his arrest, prosecutors said: “At least now I don’t have to worry about another man f—ing my wife.”
Convicted sex offender Virgil Solis made the statement on his way to central booking, just hours after he repeatedly stabbed his wife, 53-year-old Valerie Solis [photo, left], on Monday morning.
Assistant district attorney Richard Fasano said made the shocking revelation at the parolee’s arraignment Tuesday.
That statement drew gasps and sobs from Valerie Solis’ relatives in the courtroom.
Solis, a parolee required to wear an ankle bracelet, is accused of killing his wife at about 8:30 a.m. in her Tremont apartment on Southern Blvd.
Opposing bail for the suspect, Fasano told the court “(He) then called several people including his parole officer and several members of the victim’s family to report to them what he had done”.
Stating why Solis should be held without bail, Assistant district attorney Fasano said: “He then broke his ankle monitor and then fled until he was apprehended by police in downtown New York City.”
Solis who wore a white Tyvek suit and handcuffs in Bronx criminal court Tuesday. He pursed his lips, saying nothing, as he dead panned his wife’s family in the audience.
He admitted to the killing in a videotaped confession, Fasano said.
Another relative said Solis called his stepdaughter and another family member to taunt them, “telling him that he’s coming to the funeral, he’s going to get a gun, if you try to stop me, he’s going to shoot everybody.”
The relative added, “To me, he’s just trying to get off on a mental case.”
Virgil Solis appears in Bronx Criminal Court Tuesday. Solis is accused of knifing his wife, Valerie Solis, to death Monday. He appeared in Bronx Criminal Court Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
Solis, who was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse and assault in 1998, spent 10 years in prison before his transfer to another agency. He was paroled in 2016, and his address is listed as the Manhattan Psychiatric Center on Wards Island.
His lawyer, Suzanne McElwreath requested a “more reasonable” bail.
“He has been in full compliance and has been in touch with his parole officer and I would ask you for those reasons. Although I understand these are very serious charges I would ask that you consider setting much more reasonable bail,” she said. “He is someone who could benefit from getting help from the outside and fighting these charges from the outside.”
Judge Patsy Gouldbourne ordered Solis held without bail. He’ll receive medical attention and a psychological evaluation, and will be placed on suicide watch, the judge ruled.
Solis returns to court Sept. 14.