Apparently still holding a 48-yr old grudge against his dead ex-wife, a man has been caught on camera desecrating her grave by peeing on her final resting place nearly every morning as his children watched in horror after setting up the camera to catch the culprit.
Linda Torello, 66, died of cancer in 2017 and is buried in the cemetery at Tappan Reformed Church in Orangetown, NY.
Murphy and his sister first noticed a plastic bag of poop at their mother’s grave in April and thought it was something left by mistake by a dog walker. But then it happened again.
Determined to figure out what was going on, the pair got permission from the cemetery manager to place trail cameras in the trees to see if they could catch the vandal.
When they checked the camera footage, they spotted the gross grave visitor: a man who was briefly married to Torello in the 1970s.
The footage was too blurry and grainy to take to authorities, so a week ago, Murphy and his sister laid in wait at 5 a.m. to set up his smartphone on a nearby headstone for better photos and hid behind a small shed.
Murphy said the video and pictures he and his sister got indicated that the man drove to the cemetery almost every morning between 6:14 a.m. and 6:18 a.m. with his current wife, got out of the car, walked to Torello’s grave and peed on it.
“I felt like getting out and killing him,” said Michael Andrew Murphy, 43 fumed.
“I was shaking while I was hiding. My sister was crying. … I was sick I was so angry,” he said of the situation.
Murphy claims he’s gone to the cops at least three times and they refuse to let him speak to a detective.
The man, whose name has not been made public has not been charged.
The man left Murphy’s mother when she was pregnant and never had anything to do with his biological daughter, the son claims, except for one time earlier this year when he reportedly ran into the daughter and said he wished she were dead and cursed her and her mother.