Stella Dimoko Son Accused Of Drowning Mother During Heated Argument


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Son Accused Of Drowning Mother During Heated Argument

It began with a heated argument between mother and son.

The pair was standing near the shallow end of a pool in the back yard of one of Long Island’s most exclusive neighborhoods on Wednesday morning.
Authorities said Denis D. Cullen Jr. was refusing to take his medication and his mother, Elizabeth Cullen, was scolding the 23-year-old, according to Newsday.

At some point, Cullen would later tell police, he decided he had had enough.

“The argument escalated to the point where she had poked him,” Assistant District Attorney Robert Biancavilla told reporters, according to Newsday. “After she poked him, he put her in a headlock, walked her from the shallow end of the pool with her in the headlock to the deep end of the pool, all the while she was struggling.

“He said she struggled violently and he was surprised a woman of her stature could struggle as much as she did,” Biancavilla said.

Cullen told police that he removed his mother’s body from the pool and placed it next to a shed, where he covered the corpse with a dinghy, according to Newsday. After taking a shower, he told police that he took money from his mother’s wallet and drove from his family’s $1.8 million home in Lloyd Harbor to a Long Island Rail Road station, where he caught a train into the city, the paper reported.

Cullen told police that he met up with one of his sisters and confessed to the crime, which led family members to call police, the paper reported.
“Lloyd Harbor police received a call about a possible, intentional drowning,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini told CBS New York. “While we were processing the scene, the suspect returned to the home and we placed him under arrest.”

That arrest occurred Wednesday night at the family’s home, located in “an exclusive enclave of multi-million-dollar properties,” according to Yahoo News.

Cullen has a history of drug addiction and mental problems, Yahoo reported, but he doesn’t have a criminal record. He lived with his mother and had been hospitalized after a suicide attempt, CBS reported, noting that the victim is “a daughter of famed Vietnam Maj. Gen. George Casey and the sister of the U.S. Army commander of the same name.”

“Neighbors on the private road said she devoted her life to her children and are stunned by its tragic ending,” CBS added.
During a court appearance Thursday, Cullen pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. A judge set Cullen’s bail at $5 million cash or $8 million bond in 1st District Court in Central Islip, according to Newsday.

Police told the paper that Cullen’s confession included “chilling detail” and was made after he turned himself over to authorities.

“This is a son who killed his mother, and the way he killed her, the way he describes, how it was done, is chilling,” Biancavilla said, according to Newsday.
After speaking to his client for several minutes last week, Steve Fondulis, Cullen’s attorney, described his client’s demeanor as “calm.”

“There’s a lot of work to be done,” Fondulis told Newsday. “I have to determine if he has a psychiatric background. I have to determine if he’s under a doctor’s care. And I have to look at a videotape.”

“He hasn’t been convicted of anything, so he’s not sorry at this point; he hasn’t said ‘I’m sorry,’ ” the lawyer added after being asked whether Cullen had shown remorse.

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  1. Is it not oyibo again? What will they not do?

    I even thought this was in Nigeria so I'll tell bvs to avoid getting anyone angry during this bubu's time... Except sey you n John cena dey work out for the same gym cus now boys are not smiling, they kill for no reason, they fight for no fucken reason.

    1. The kind of terrible things people are doing these days ehn, even the devil is confused.

  2. Why didn't the suicide attempt go through, huh?

    Inukwa covered her body with dignity?



    1. He covered her body with a dinghy

    2. Hate the act not the person, mental illness is like every other sickness you can't help it. He was supposed to be on his med but he wasn't hence the irrational behaviour *marshallmatters

  3. uhmmmm na wa o

  4. What email address do I send in house news to please? Thanks.

  5. End time pikin.

  6. signs of end time, God abeg wait small make I taste my wedding night.

  7. Child from hell!!
    Monster child!!

    1. Like foolish shantelle maggotpire

    2. I am tempted to scream "Real Monster Child" but I understand he had issues and wasn't on his meds. Mental illness is as real as a high fever or A broken leg. If one doesn't get treated,with time,it gets bad. Real bad! Like in this case.

      May she rest in peace. Poor woman!

  8. Hmmmmmm, this na real gbege!

  9. Happy birthday stella!

    Miss Unique

  10. Nothing person no go see. Pls bvs which of the samsung phones is good ? Am not conversant with samsung phones... Help me pls , need to buy one ASAP

    1. Samsung edge 6 plus.

  11. End time son. Hmmmnn describing the mother's death. Bad son with history of weed and madness.

    May God comfort all who are affected. What a son

  12. Na with a dinghy o white diamond, its like those small boats or something.not dingnity. Very terrible story.

  13. I put no trust in anyone these days, not parent, relative, or friend. Darkness is in the hearts of too many ppl, and most ppl are completely unpredictable. I trust myself and God only and have no expectation in the behaviour of others.

  14. Mama way suffer born you, chai..

  15. What a pity...
    A sad end for a devoted mother.
    The boy is obviously mentally deranged.
    RIP Ma'am.


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