Bellucci On Suicide Watch Tuesday

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The Staten Island man accused of murdering his parents was under a suicide watch Tuesday.

Eric Bellucci, 30, who suffers from schizophrenia, made his first court appearance Monday. Earlier in the day, his parents, Marian and Arthur, were laid to rest.

Prosecutors said they were stabbed to death last week in their upscale home in Annadale.

“I’m praying for all of them including him he’s just obviously a very sick child and any parent I guess would feel the same thing, just sadness,” said family friend Jean Richards.

Belucci was captured in Israel on Friday, where police said he was trying to buy an airline ticket to China.

He was being held without bail.

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  • N

    Stupid, ignorant people would say “death penalty, please”! Someone who has a mental illness and has no control over the voices they hear in their heads needs medical attention. I work in medicine and I’ve learned about the illness. I’ve know Eric since I was 8 years old! He was a loving, caring and fun person! What has happened is a tragdey and I am in pain every day that I see this man who is NOT the person I grew up with, but a sick man who has no control.

    If you don’t know what you are talking about, don’t say anything at all.

  • Nancy

    He is scary. I feel sorry for all parties involved. They are mourning the loss of their parents and their brother, son, etc. He will NEVER BE THE SAME. Even when medicated this man has descended to a place where there is no going back. He should be held responsible. It is a crime that his parents did not lock him up sooner. Out of love for him no doubt, but people needed to take the cues from someone’s behavior. If someone is exhibiting signs of violence and aggression, is refusing meds, and is COLLECTING GUNS AND KNIVES FOR GOD’S SAKE!!! This person needs to be removed from society. So sad for everyone. He belongs behind bars and medicated. Heavily. RIP.

  • Keith

    Don’t worry, there’ll be no need for that. You just wait, he’ll pull a Craigslist Killer ending soon, he’ll bury himself under a ton of blankets after repeatedly stabbing himself with a shiv. Just be patient.

    • N

      You are an idiot!

  • Sid Justice

    Death penalty, please.

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