Anthony Paruolo is charged with stabbing his wife to death while eight-year-old child was in the home
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly announced that a North Bellmore man was indicted on murder charges for the stabbing death of his wife in their home in October.
Anthony Paruolo, 37, was arraigned today before Judge Robert A. Schwartz on charges including Murder in the Second Degree (an A-I felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (an A misdemeanor). The defendant pleaded not guilty and was remanded. If convicted, Paruolo faces up to 25 years to life in prison. He is due back in court on December 15, 2022.
“With their child in a neighboring bedroom, the defendant allegedly brutally attacked his wife, stabbing her multiple times with a chef’s knife, killing her,” said DA Donnelly. “Earlier that evening, the victim allegedly called her sister to tell her that she and the defendant would be divorcing. This horrendous crime has left a child without a mother. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family as we prosecute this case.”
DA Donnelly said that, according to the charges, on October 6, 2022, at approximately 11:40 p.m. Nassau County Police Department officers responded to a call about an alleged domestic disturbance at the defendant’s North Bellmore home. When authorities arrived, they found victim, 42-year-old Danielle Paruolo, deceased in a pool of blood with an approximately 13-inch-long chef’s knife in her neck and stab wounds to her head, neck, and torso.
The couple’s eight-year-old child was found unharmed in another bedroom.
The defendant was arrested on October 7, 2022, at approximately 1:06 a.m. at a relative’s home in Kings Park by the Suffolk County Police Department and transported to the NCPD Homicide Squad.
The case is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel Ania Pulaski of the Homicide Bureau. The defendant is represented by David Haber, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.