The bodybuilder, who is accused of attempting to kill his parents at their Long Island mansion, was charged with attempted second degree murder on two counts when authorities released new details on the case.
Dino Tomassetti, 29, of Brooklyn, is due to appear in Nassau County Court on Wednesday, December 29, to indict the charges, said Brendan Brosh of Nassau District Attorney’s Office.
Police said Dino Tomasetti shot his father Rocco Tomasetti, 65, in the back and then shot his 64-year-old Vinceta Marsicano-Tomasetti in the head around 10 a.m. on Saturday 25 December at their mansion in Hewlett Harbor.
After the shooting, Dino Tomassetti fled in a Cadillac Escalade before being arrested in New Jersey later that night, authorities said.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said the shooting involved custody of Dino Tomasetti’s one-year-old son.
According to Ryder, Dino Tomasetti began arguing with his parents over custody of his child. The couple looked after the baby, Ryder said.
The child’s mother is also believed to have been present at the time of the shooting, Ryder said.
The fight escalated when Dino Tomassetti tried to walk with the child, Ryder said.
The child is now in his mother’s care, Ryder said.
Ryder said the parents were treated in local hospitals and were discharged earlier this week.
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