October 18, 2010
Accused parent murderer returned from Israel
A New York man accused of stabbing his parents to death was returned to New York after fleeing to Israel.
Eric Bellucci arrived Sunday in New York and was charged with double homicide. His parents had been discovered murdered in their Staten Island, N.Y., home on Oct. 13.
He is scheduled to appear Monday at a court hearing at the Staten Island Criminal Court.
Bellucci was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport on Oct. 15, a day after he arrived in Israel, while trying to buy an airplane ticket to China. Reportedly he has a friend in Israel. He is not Jewish.
Bellucci, who reportedly suffers from schizophrenia, reportedly told a friend that he worked for Israel’s Mossad spy agency. He told other acquaintances that he was a model in Israel or that he worked for the CIA.