“He was a young 22-year-old when he committed the murder of Ms Cusick. Detectives believe he pretended to be a security guard or police officer, accused her of stealing and then overpowered the seven-stone Ms Cusick, Nassau County Police detective Capt Stephen Fitzpatrick said. The medical examiner concluded that Ms Cusick had been beaten in the face and head and was suffocated until she died. They spoke to hundreds of people at the Green Acres Mall to see if anyone had seen Diane,” Ms Donnelly said. But he stopped short of confessing directly to Ms Cusick’s death, Ms Donnelly said.
Source: Irish Examiner June 23, 2022 09:41 UTC