Wife arrested after man found dead, bound in duct tape in Staten Island garage fire

TOMPKINSVILLE (WABC) -- A woman has been arrested after her husband was discovered dead Wednesday in a garage fire in Tompkinsville.

The victim, 80-year old Frank Baldassarre, was found inside a first-floor bathroom on Victory Boulevard in his Staten Island home just before noon. He was bound in duct tape with trauma to the head.

Antionetta Baldassarre, 67, was charged with second-degree murder, arson and a weapon possession charge.

She was found also duct taped and was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

A crowbar was recovered at the scene.
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