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On Thursday, a state appeals court overturned the conviction of a Staten Island schizophrenic convicted of the murder of his parents.
Eric Bellucci, 40, now has the opportunity to try again after it was determined that the Staten Island Supreme Court judge who conducted his first trial should not have ordered his attorney to present a defense, a madness.
In August 2016, Bellucci was convicted of two first-degree murders for the 2010 murders and sentenced to life in prison.
Before an exam in June 2015, it was determined that he was ineligible for the test while taking the prescribed lithium.
The Appeals Board also wrote that the state Supreme Court judge should consider granting a second aptitude test to Bellucci who refused to take his medication pending trial on Rikers Island. Furthermore, according to the verdict, he did not speak rationally with his lawyer.
Bellucci’s defense attorneys and prosecutors had requested a review before the trial began, which the judge rejected.
“We found that while the court must decide whether or not to order a judicial review, if the defense and the people agree that a judicial review is justified, they must delay the tax before disagreeing,” he declared error.
According to the verdict, the court unfairly ordered Bellucci’s attorney to present an insanity defense that the defendant had objected to.
The case is now back in the hands of the Staten Island Supreme Court, “for further criminal prosecution,” according to the ruling.
Bellucci was found guilty of stabbing his parents Arthur Bellucci, 61, and Marian Bellucci, 56, to death at their home on Poillon Avenue in the affluent Annadale neighborhood on October 13, 2010.
He fled to Israel after the attack, but was quickly captured.
Before appearing in court in September 2011, he compared himself to the city’s most notorious serial murder by yelling, “I’m the son of Sam!”