Brooklyn Man, Diego Pillco, Charged with Murdering Actress Adrienne Shelly … made to look like a Suicide
When is an apparent suicide not a suicide? When it turns out to be an alleged second degree homicide.
19 year old construction worker Diego Pillco of Brooklyn, NY has been charged in the murder of actress Adrienne Shelly. Diego Pillco has allegedly confessed to the murder. Diego Pillco allegedly punched the 5 ft. 2 inch actress after she had complained about the noise he was making in the West Village apartment where Shelly’s office was located. Pillco then admitted to dragging her body to her office and put her in the shower to have it appear to be a suicide. Diego Pillco is being charged with second degree murder.
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK Prosecutors have charged a man with murdering actress Adrienne Shelly, who was found hanging from a shower rod in her West Village office last Wednesday, CBS 2 News has learned. Sources tell CBS 2’s Ti-Hua Chang a construction worker has allegedly confessed to the crime.
He then allegedly admitted to dragging the body up to her office, and positioning her in the shower to make her death look like a suicide.
The medical examiner’s office had not yet ruled whether the death of the petite actress best known for her roles in the Hal Hartley films “Trust” and “The Unbelievable Truth” was a homicide or a suicide.
Police had been hesitant to label the case a suicide after no suicide note was found and sneaker prints that didn’t match Shelly’s shoes were found in the bathtub.