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Sloatsburg Shooting Victim's Daughter Sues Town Of Ramapo, Police

Ramapo and its police department are being sued by the daughter of one of the victims in an apparent murder-suicide in Sloatsburg last year.
Ramapo and its police department are being sued by the daughter of one of the victims in an apparent murder-suicide in Sloatsburg last year. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

SLOATSBURG, N.Y. -- The daughter of a Sloatsburg woman said to have been shot by her husband has launched a wrongful-death lawsuit against the town of Ramapo and its police department, according to a report by lohud.com.

Patricia Nigro, 64, was killed last October by William Groesbeck III, a 69-year-old retired police officer, who then apparently turned the gun on himself, according to multiple media reports.

Diana Santaiti says the gun used to shoot Nigro was wrongly returned to Groesbeck by the police department, which, she said, knew he did not have a license for the Colt .38, the lohud.com report said.

The pistol had been confiscated by police several months earlier during a domestic violence incident at the couple’s Adam Court home, the lohud.com story said.

One day after it was returned to Groesbeck, both he and Nigro were dead, the victims of an apparent murder-suicide, media reports said.

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