- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say a 20-year-old man accused of breaking into a home then stabbing a man to death and injuring his wife has been charged with murder.

Dante Viggiano (vih-gee-AH’-noh) was arraigned from his hospital bed Tuesday where he is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

His lawyer, Eric Nelson, says the case is still under investigation and had no comment Wednesday.

Viggiano is accused of burglarizing a Staten Island home last weekend.

Authorities say the couple came home from a birthday party while he was inside and he attacked them. Sixty-seven-year-old Peter Gialluisi (jee-uh-luh-WEE’-see) died.

Authorities say Viggiano went to the home twice before and tried to see Gialluisi but his wife wouldn’t let him inside.

She filed a harassment complaint, but didn’t know who the man was at the time.


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