The accused “Duck Sauce Killer” ranted in a suicide notice about his supposed innocence, blasting the NYPD’s “sloppy police work” and the Queens District Lawyer’s Workplace as “ethically challenged” — whereas claiming to be a form and caring particular person.
A duplicate of Glenn Hirsch’s letter — filed as a courtroom exhibit Monday and reviewed by The Put up — goes on to rail concerning the portrayal of his homicide case within the media, whereas additionally making an attempt to exonerate his estranged spouse, who faces associated weapon possession expenses.
“I… hereby declare my innocence in reference to the dying of Mr. Zhiwen Yan… I didn’t shoot Mr. Yan and I’m not liable for his dying,” begins the notice, addressed to the decide in Hirsch’s case and dated Aug. 5, the day of his suicide.
The 51-year-old continued by calling upon police and DA Melinda Katz’s workplace to “conduct a correct investigation” into the dying of Yan, a deliveryman for a Chinese language meals restaurant who was fatally shot April 30 in Forest Hills.
“My indictment and subsequent arrest in reference to this matter is likely one of the most obscene and egregious circumstances of defamation and wrongful arrest in current reminiscence,” the letter states. “It’s a textbook case of sloppy police work, affirmation bias, political stress, and rush to judgment.”
The letter was submitted to the courtroom by Dorothy Hirsch’s protection legal professional, who famous within the submitting that it contains an admission from her estranged husband that he hid a cache of weapons inside her dwelling with out her information.
She was arrested within the wake of the taking pictures after a police raid on her residence turned up eight weapons and ammunition that had been wrapped tin foil and stashed in bins in a cluttered closet.
Hirsch allegedly gunned down a deliveryman amid a simmering dispute a few meals order he positioned months earlier from a Chinese language meals restaurant. Queens County DA’s Workplace
Within the six-page screed, Glenn Hirsch claimed the NYPD mishandled the investigation into Yan’s slaying by pinning it on him after he known as police amid a struggle over his meals order with employees on the Nice Wall restaurant on Queens Boulevard.
“In a ridiculous and feeble try to painting me as somebody who’s ‘condiment obsessed,’ and overly vexatious or disturbed, the NYPD took pictures of the within of my fridge, wrongly reporting that it was stuffed with condiments,” Hirsch wrote within the letter addressed to to Justice Kenneth Holder.
“They additional slandered me by releasing pictures of considered one of my residences after they’d wrecked it throughout their search,” he added.
Glenn Hirsch claimed to be a “caring” one who was wrongly arrested for the taking pictures.
Hirsch was accused of gunning down Yan whereas the deliveryman rode on his scooter, after apparently changing into incensed about not receiving sufficient duck sauce in a order of meals he positioned at Nice Wall.
Within the notice, Hirsch claimed the taking pictures was both a highway rage dispute or a stray bullet-killing — whereas ranting about an obvious uptick in crime in Forest Hills.
To drive dwelling the purpose, he cited exaggerated statements about crime within the neighborhood purportedly made by Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, who he additionally known as a “infamous cat hoarder.”
“All of the preliminary stories advised that Mr. Yan was both the unintended goal and was hit by a stray bullet or this was a highway rage incident and somebody approached him due to an earlier incident,” Hirsch wrote.
“As a matter of reality, solely two week previous to this horrific crime, there was one other homicide in Forest Hills …” he added.
Hirsch’s estranged spouse now faces weapons expenses for a weapons he claims within the suicide notice belong to him. Queens County DA’s Workplace
He went on to say that he’s a “caring” one who loves his relations and his estranged spouse.
“I’ve at all times been a form and caring particular person. I’m somebody who possesses a really wholesome humorousness,” he wrote. “Like father like son I suppose. I don’t have a cheery disposition however I’ve at all times completely loved life.”
Hirsch then took purpose on the prosecutors on his case, alleging they had been influenced by native media within the metropolis.
He accused the assistant district legal professional of “one of many worst circumstances of jurisprudence plagiarism,” claiming she “truly lifted her complete summation straight from the pages of New York Metropolis’s disreputable tabloid rags, the NY Put up and Day by day Information.”
Hirsch spent a variety of paragraphs within the notice dedicated to defending his estranged spouse, accusing the DA’s Workplace of bringing expenses towards her as an try to assist safe a conviction towards him.
“I need to take full duty for the eight weapons recovered from a closet in her residence. I acquired these firearms years in the past …” Hirsch wrote, including that he moved the weapons into his spouse’s place after he closed a storage facility the place he had stashed them.
Dorothy Hirsch’s legal professional, Mark Bederow, beforehand wrote in a courtroom submitting that images of Glenn’s residence present he hoarded belongings in black trash baggage and cardboard bins – the identical method wherein the weapons had been stashed in her residence.
“These pictures show that — simply as he saved his belongings in his closet at Dorothy’s residence — Glenn hoarded his possessions in massive black trash baggage and cardboard bins, which he then heaped on prime of one another,” the legal professional wrote within the submitting.
Glenn Hirsch, who was dealing with a courtroom listening to the place he probably would have been remanded into custody on the day of his dying, wrote within the notice that he had “elected” to not return to Rikers Island pending trial.
“I’m not one who would ever willingly hand over the struggle,” he wrote, “However the ache related to this collection of occasions is an excessive amount of to bear. I haven’t made an emotional determination, however moderately an mental one. Attempt as I’ll, I’ve analyzed the issue, and there’s no resolution.”
If you’re fighting suicidal ideas or are experiencing a psychological well being disaster and stay in New York Metropolis, you’ll be able to name 1-888-NYC-WELL at no cost and confidential disaster counseling. For those who stay exterior the 5 boroughs, you’ll be able to dial the 24/7 Nationwide Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.