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John Bittrolff

John Bittrolff
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Born (1966-07-01) July 1, 1966 (age 55)
New York, U.S.
Conviction(s)Murder
Criminal penaltyTwo consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences
Details
Victims2 confirmed
Span of crimes
1993–1994
CountryUnited States
State(s)New York

John Bittrolff (born July 1, 1966) is an American convicted murderer and a suspect in the Long Island serial killer case. In July 2014, he was charged with the murders of Rita Tangredi and Colleen McNamee. He is also a suspect in the murder of a third woman, Sandra Costilla.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Bittrolff became a suspect in the unsolved murders after his brother, Timothy Bittrolff, was partially matched to DNA found on the bodies in 2013. Timothy Bittrolff submitted the sample after violating an unrelated order of protection, in 2013.[7]

On July 5, 2017, Bittrolff was found guilty of Tangredi and McNamee's murders.[8] He was sentenced to two consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences on September 12, 2017. He is imprisoned at Clinton Correctional Facility. His Department Identification Number (DIN) is 17A3925.

  1. ^ Benjamin Mueller (5 August 2014). "Two Decades After Pair of Killings on Long Island, Authorities Make an Arrest". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ Paul Farrell (22 July 2014). "John Bittrolff: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - Heavy.com". Heavy.com.
  3. ^ "Man arrested in decades-old murder case". New York Post. 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Long Island Murder Suspect May Be Linked to Three Deaths, Say Officials". NBC News.
  5. ^ "Wood chips bolster murder charges against LI man: prosecutors". NY Daily News.
  6. ^ Nicole Allegrezza. "DNA nails suspect". The Long Island Advance.
  7. ^ Frank Eltman. "Prosecutor: Convicted killer may be tied to more NY slayings". Newser. Archived from the original on 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  8. ^ Frank Eltman. "Man Is Convicted of 1990s Murders of 2 Prostitutes". NBC New York.