A Pennsylvania man used to be taken into police custody following an alleged confession to a priest that he killed his wife, officials mentioned.
John Grazioli, FORTY FOUR, reportedly showed up at St. Peter Cathedral in Erie “crying and emotional″ Thursday asking to speak with a Roman Catholic priest, in keeping with the Erie-Times News.
In The rectory place of job, Grazioli met with Rev. Michael Polinek and allegedly confessed to murdering his 31-yr-old wife, Amanda, whom he married in September.
Even As sitting with the priest, Grazioli also found out that he used to be suicidal and armed, the Erie Times-News reported.
Below Roman Catholic legislation, clergymen are forbidden from contacting authorities approximately confessions. But Polinek reportedly made an exception since the alleged admission wasn’t during a proper confession, consistent with the newspaper.
“He was once a bit distraught and, after a second, he pretty much just said i want to tell you that I killed my spouse and i am going to move home and kill myself,” Polinek informed the newspaper. “After somewhat even as, i used to be able to convince him for the sake of the remainder of his family and other folks that it could be a fair idea to name the police — 911.″
Government — who had additionally been notified a few message Grazioli despatched to his ex-wife concerning the slaying — responded to the church round THREE:20 p.m. and detained the FORTY FOUR-year-vintage suspect.
“The police got here they usually did what they had to do and it ended very peacefully,″ Polinek informed the Erie Times-Information.
Officers mentioned in addition they searched the couple’s home in Millcreek Township the place they discovered the 31-yr-old woman’s body with apparent gunshot wounds.
Local, there was a handwritten observe admitting to the murder saying, “sorry for all this,” in keeping with police.
An autopsy determined the newlywed wife died of a gunshot to the pinnacle, officers stated.
Grazioli was once charged Thursday evening with felony homicide, murder, irritated assault, recklessly endangering another person, ownership of an device of crime and firearm not to be carried without a license.
He has pleaded no longer accountable to the fees and is still in jail held without bond.