Man arraigned in killing of his parents

A man is escorted by Israeli police after being detained at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Oct. 15 2010. Israeli police say the man is a U.S. citizen who escaped to Israel after allegedly stabbing his parents to death in their New York home earlier this week. ((AP Photo/Eric Sultan))

October 18, 2010 1:37:20 PM PDT
A New York man arrested in Israel after his parents were found dead in their Staten Island home has been arraigned on murder charges, just hours after their funeral.

Eric Bellucci looked disheveled and disoriented during his court appearance Monday. Defense attorney John Kelly asked that Bellucci be placed on suicide watch as a precaution. He is being held without bail.

Assistant District Attorney Kirstin Mitchell said authorities recovered a bloody weapon in the defendant's bedroom. He lived with his parents.

Arthur and Marian Bellucci were found stabbed to death Wednesday night in their home.

Their son was picked up Friday at the Tel Aviv airport after trying to buy a plane ticket to Beijing. His confused manner alerted a flight clerk, who notified security officials.

New York City police said previously that Bellucci suffered from schizophrenia.


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