- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a Croatian author has been arrested for fatally shooting a Croatian historian in the head in a New York City park over a failed real estate deal in northeast Italy.

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters Monday Alexander Bonich admitted to shooting William Klinger with an antique revolver he later threw in the East River.

Boyce described the 49-year-old Bonich as an author and translator.

He said detectives identified Bonich on surveillance cameras with Klinger before the Saturday shooting in Queens. He said investigators later watched him remove bags of Klinger’s possessions from his home.

It wasn’t clear if Bonich had a lawyer.

Boyce described Klinger, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, as an historian and expert on Yugoslavia’s former leader, Josip Broz Tito (YAW’-sihp brawz TEE’-toh).

He said the exact nature of the dispute over real estate wasn’t clear.

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