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The Bobster 11-13-2017 08:38 AM

Arrest made in socialite’s murder two years later

Arrest made in socialite’s murder two years later
By Shawn Cohen
November 13, 2017 | 9:29am | Updated

Lois and Eugene Colley in 2015

An illegal immigrant has been charged in the 2015 murder of prominent Westchester socialite Lois Colley, law-enforcement sources said Monday.

The suspic, identified as Esdras Anibal Marroquin Gomez – an undocumented :mad: Guatemalan native who was a former employee at Colley’s sprawling estate – was charged in an indictment unsealed Monday morning at Westchester County Court, sources said.

New York State Police and the FBI were involved in the investigation that led to Gomez’s arrest.

Colley, 83, was murdered in her $25 million hilltop estate, known as Windswept Farm, in North Salem on Nov. 9, 2015.

The suspect worked at Colley’s estate on Titicus Road at the time of her slaying, sources said.

Colley, who was married to Eugene Colley, 89, a multimillionaire McDonald’s franchise owner, was found beaten to death on the laundry-room floor inside the garage at the family’s 300-acre spread.

Cops believed Colley was bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher.

There were no signs of forced entry and no surveillance footage of the homicide.

The socialite was alone when she was killed, and her husband was at his business — The Colley Group in Croton Falls — at the time.

She was found by a caretaker, who immediately called Eugene Colley. Eugene called 911.

Colley was the mother of four sons, including polo-playing playboy Bruce Colley, who made headlines when he had an affair with Kerry Kennedy, leading to the breakup of her marriage to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2003.

Gomez was arraigned Monday morning, and the next court date was set for Dec. 7.

Captain Pancakes 11-16-2017 06:47 AM

Re: Arrest made in socialite’s murder two years later
Illegal immigrant charged in 2015 murder of New York socialite

Esdras Marroquin Gomez pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Monday. (New York State Police)


The Bobster 11-16-2017 09:39 AM

Re: Arrest made in socialite’s murder two years later

Socialite’s accused killer was mad over worker’s comp claim: source
By Shawn Cohen and Laura Italiano
November 15, 2017 | 5:19pm | Updated

Esdras Marroquin Gomez AP

He was nursing an injury — and a grudge.

In the weeks before he allegedly bludgeoned a millionairess to death in her Westchester County mansion, the day laborer charged in the murder had been turned down for an injury compensation claim, The Post has learned.

Suspect Esdras Marroquin Gomez, 32, had filed a claim with the state seeking cash for a leg injury suffered while working for cheap bastard victim Lois Colley, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

He apparently limped away without any cash — and within days allegedly bludgeoned Colley, 83, to death with a wine bottle and a small fire extinguisher in the mud room of the Windswept Farm estate in North Salem.

Gomez was immediately suspected in the 2015 murder. But he had fled back to his native Guatemala and was only apprehended this week.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday.

Colley’s husband, Eugene, made his fortune by acquiring more than 100 McDonald franchises.

The Bobster 05-07-2019 11:35 AM

Re: Arrest made in socialite’s murder two years later

Illegal immigrant admits to murdering socialite Lois Colley
By Max Jaeger
May 6, 2019 | 1:46pm | Updated May 6, 2019 | 3:04pm

An illegal immigrant pleaded guilty Monday to murdering millionaire Westchester socialite Lois Colley, whose playboy son infamously helped break up Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s marriage, officials announced.

Esdras Marroquin Gomez, 34, entered the plea in Westchester County Court more than three years after the 2015 slaying, in which he bludgeoned the 83-year-old to death with a fire extinguisher, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino.

“Sending Marroquin Gomez to prison will not bring Lois Colley back but we hope it will bring some closure to her family knowing that justice has been done,” the DA said in a statement.

The Guatemala native, who worked as a laborer on Colley’s 300-acre estate, Windswept Farm, confronted her about a worker’s compensation claim on Nov. 9, 2015, but became enraged and bashed in the socialite’s head.

Colley’s son, Bruce, famously eroded Cuomo’s marriage to political scion Kerry Kennedy when he had an affair with her in 2003.

Gomez hightailed it back to Guatemala shortly after the killing — then fled to Mexico, where he was picked up by authorities in 2017 and eventually extradited to the US.

He faces a maximum of 22 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced June 13, officials said.

Colley’s husband, Eugene, amassed his wealth through an empire of more than 100 McDonald’s franchises.

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