The New York Post reports that one of the suspects in last month’s deadly robbery of 29 year-old Michael Sandy in Brooklyn near the Belt Parkway told his cohorts he might have just murdered a man – then callously dozed off, according to court papers made public yesterday.
"Me and Anthony got to the house first," John Fox, 19, allegedly told detectives in a written statement last Oct. 10, two days after the robbery, referring to co-defendant Anthony Fortunato.
"Than [sic] Alex came in after. We layed [sic] on the bed – couch and fell asleep. He said he thought he killed someone before he fell asleep."
Alex – known to prosecutors as Ilya Shurov, 20 – was the one who beat the victim, 29-year-old Michael Sandy, and chased him to his death on the highway after the quartet had lured him to remote Plum Beach, according to Fox’s version.
Fox’s lawyer, Philip Smallman, cautioned against jumping to conclusions before knowing the circumstances under which the statement was made.