Witness to murder of Marist College dad Paul Kutz reveals chilling details in M suit against hotel

Witness to murder of Marist College dad Paul Kutz reveals chilling details in $50M suit against hotel

A Lengthy Island girl who witnessed final month’s deadly taking pictures of Marist Faculty dad Paul Kutz at a Poughkeepsie Marriott is suing the resort for $50 million — as she revealed chilling new particulars concerning the slaughter.

Tina Martirano of Suffolk County mentioned in her lawsuit that she was sharing her morning espresso with Kutz, who she had met together with his spouse on the resort fitness center, proper earlier than his Oct. 2 homicide.

Martirano, additionally a Marist mum or dad there for the college’s Household Weekend, mentioned resort employees laughed on the accused killer’s erratic habits — after which deserted company — moments earlier than the suspect opened hearth, in line with her go well with.

“Throughout [her and Kutz’s] dialog, Tina seen a commotion within the foyer,” mentioned the courtroom doc, which claims Martirano suffered “excessive emotional misery” from the ordeal.

“Defendant [Roy] Johnson out of the blue emerged from the hall resulting in the first-floor rooms with each palms deep into his pockets, carrying solely underpants beneath his trench coat, a ski masks and was shouting profanities.”

Martirano mentioned Johnson “then proceeded to roam across the foyer, interacting with Marriott personnel, all of whom appeared to know him and snort off the visibly erratic habits.

Paul Kutz was shot and killed on the Courtyard by Marriott in Poughkeepsie on Oct. 2.Marriot

“Not like Marriott personnel, Tina and Paul had been alarmed by Defendant Johnson’s habits, and Tina motioned to a number of Marriott personnel to cease laughing at Johnson,” the go well with mentioned. “Moments later, Defendant Johnson pulled out a gun and started waving it within the air whereas shouting furiously.

“Thereafter, everybody within the foyer, together with Marriott personnel, fled for security, leaving Tina and Paul behind.”

She mentioned she and Kutz, 53, had been “trapped” between the exit doorways and the place they had been sitting as Johnson walked as much as the pair waving his gun — and that she warned her acquaintance to not speak to the suspect and even look him within the eyes.

“Tina feared that if Paul made verbal contact with Defendant Johnson he would begin firing, so she advised Paul to keep away from eye contact,” the lawsuit mentioned. “Defendant Johnson then raised his arm, brandished the gun, and earlier than Paul might even try to calm him down, Johnson opened hearth on Paul.”

Paul Kutz, 53, was visiting his son at Marist Faculty when he was shot and killed.Fb/Chris Capalbo

Martirano mentioned in her go well with that she watched Kutz fall from his chair and die.

Kutz was an accountant from East Northport, LI, and married dad of three. He was carrying a Marist Faculty t-shirt when killed.

Authorities have solely mentioned Johnson opened hearth after stepping into an argument with resort workers.

Police have since charged Johnson, 35, in addition to his accused cohort, Devin Taylor, who cops mentioned removed the gun.

Martirano mentioned in her go well with that your complete incident left her with “disabling” psychological injury.

Roy Johnson, 35, is charged with homicide in Paul Kutz’s dying.Robert Miller

Devon Taylor is accused of eliminating the gun that Johnson allegedly used.Robert Miller

“She is unable to manage, perform as a member of society, or return to her place of employment,” her go well with mentioned.

She alleged that the defendants failed to offer “moderately ample” safety for company, amongst different issues.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, names the resort in addition to the property homeowners, the administration firm on the web site and the 2 defendants within the taking pictures.

Johnson and Taylor each pleaded not responsible at their arraignments final month.

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