Christopher Piantedosi is in custody after the grisly murder was witnessed by a friend who was video-chatting with the victim Kristen Pulisciano’s teenage daughter on an iPad, it has emerged. This story is shocking, like something straight out of a movie. Check out the bizarre details here…
Middlesex County District Attorney Nicole Allain made the revelation during the arraignment of Christopher Piantedosi, 39, in Woburn District Court, the Union Leader reported. Piantedosi is accused of stabbing 38-year-old Kristen Pulisciano 34 times on Thursday in front of their 15-year-old daughter at her Burlington home. The teen was chatting with a friend on her iPad in her bedroom when she heard her parents arguing in the kitchen. She told her friend she would ‘be right back’ and left the iPad running.
The daughter ran to the kitchen, where Piantedosi grabbed a knife. ‘What, are you trying to kill Mum or something?’ the girl said, according to prosecutors. Piantedosi chased Pulisciano into the bedroom and stabbed her with a butcher knife, prosecutors said. The friend was still logged into the video, the gruesome murder playing out in front of his eyes. Allain told the court:
‘He could hear the victim saying, “Please, please”. He could hear the daughter yelling, “No. No”. He then heard the defendant say, “You gotta die. You gotta die”. He then heard the victim say, “Chris, please stop. I love you” and then the defendant began stabbing Kristen numerous times.’
Prosecutors said Pulisciano died of a stab wound to the neck as her two children watched on.
Neighbors said the couple’s children – the teenage daughter and a 20-year-old son – fled the house, screaming that their mother had been killed after the horrific attack. One neighbor said:
‘She was crying. Her brother was crying. I saw him crying on the lawn.’
Piantedosi, who initially fled the scene, turned himself in to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was allegedly found lying in the grass outside Weston State Police Barracks, according to Fox. When he was approached by officers, he told them he had taken something but they recognized him and took him into custody.
When police searched his car, they found two handwritten notes on the dashboard, the Union Leader reported. One said:
‘Unarmed. Just have to sleep.’
‘I put knife on table. Continued talking. She grabbed again. I grabbed a bigger one. Went at it in front of daughter. No, no, no, no.’
Piantedosi is known to police. Last year, he was dubbed the ‘remorseful robber’ after he showed up at a woman’s door to return cash and a GPS he had stolen from her at a grocery store. He allegedly wrote a letter saying ‘I’m sorry’ and signed it ‘stupid’.
Judge Marianne Hinkle ordered Piantedosi to be held without bail and scheduled a probable cause hearing for June 7.