Update on the Timothy Gersbeck case
Earlier this year I wrote about my surprise and sadness at learning that Timothy Gersbeck, an old family friend, had been arrested for the attempted murder of Patricia Battisti. Gersbeck was accused of stabbing the victim in her neck with a screwdriver outside her Franklin Square home on Long Island, NY.
That post about Timmy is now one of the most visited pages on this site. To be frank, we were were quite surprised by the amount of feedback the post generated. It appears that Timothy, or Timmy* as he’s known to friends (and foes), has left deep impressions on many lives, some positive, some negative.
Today, Battisti, a 17-year veteran of the NYPD who has since been suspended, was charged in the murder-for-hire plot. He pleaded not guilty. The prosecution is moving forward with the case. To be continued….
Post Categories: Crime & Justice
Usually Dwyer and I refer to suspects and defendants by their last names. I call him Timmy here because, having known him since he was a kid, it seems strange not to. My use of his first name is not intended as a way to “soften” his image, or offend any of those he may have victimized. —Juré
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