Upstate New York Cop, School Employee Accused Of Quadruple Murder
Things are finally heating up in the quadruple murder case against a former Hudson Valley police officer with ties to Jeffery Epstein.
Jury selection is finally underway in the quadruple murder case against a former Briarcliff Manor police officer
4 Men Go Missing After Visting Chester Diner
Martin Santos-Luna, 41, 25-year-old Miguel Sosa-Luna, Urbano Morales-Santiago, 35, and 32-year-old Hector Gutierrez, all of Middletown, were last seen on April 11, 2016, near the Chester Diner.
In Dec. 2016, their four dead bodies were found on Otisville property owned by Nicholas Tartaglione, officials say.
Tartaglione is a former cop in Pawling, Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Briarcliff Manor.
An investigation led authorities to believe that there could be human remains at Tartaglione’s Otisville property. A search warrant led to the discovery of the bodies.
Police described it as a "burial site."
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Tartaglione is accused of hitting Luna repeatedly and killing him by placing a zip tie around Luna's neck, according to the New York Post. The other three men were shot in the head, police say.
Pawling, Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Briarcliff Manor Cop, Hastings-On-Hudson School Employee Charged
As alleged in the indictment filed in White Plains federal court, in April 2016, Tartaglione and Joseph Biggs of Nanuet, a security guard at a school in Hastings-On-Hudson, killed Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel Luna, and Hector Gutierrez as part of their cocaine distribution conspiracy.
On April 11, 2016, Tartaglione And Biggs lured Martin Luna to a bar called the Likquid Lounge in Chester, where he was held captive and killed. The other three victims accompanied Martin Luna to the bar, where they were also held captive, shot, and killed, officials say.
Biggs was charged on a 17-count indictment, including four counts of murder, four counts of kidnapping and conspiracy to distribute and possess five kilograms or more of cocaine.
Hudson Valley Cop Accused of Murder Claims to Have Saved Jeffery Epstein
Tartaglione claims to have helped save Jeffery Epstein's life after finding him unconscious from what's believed to be a suicide hanging attempt.
The retired cop shared a cell with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when he reportedly first tried to kill himself on July 23 at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Tartaglione was separated from Epstein before Epstein's suicide.
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Tartaglione faces life in prison if found guilty.