Vincent Maiolica, a poker player from New York has reportedly killed his 29-year-old wife Irene Spantopanagos and stabbed an unidentified 22-year-old woman. He later hanged himself and died after being transported to hospital.
News reports state that the brutal incident happened in Massapequa Long Island, New York, and that investigators have already determined that this was a murder suicide.
Poker Player Vincent Maiolica in Murder Suicide
Vincent Maiolica, 34-years-old, was said to be separated from his wife with whom he had a 17-month-old child.
Sources also said that the 22-year-old woman, who remains in a critical condition, was currently in some kind of a relationship with Maiolica.
A post on the 2+2 forums included a link showing that Vincent Maiolica was no stranger to brutal assaults having once come close to losing his life when attacked outside of a New York nightclub.
Maiolica attempted to intervene in a confrontation between a group of teenagers before being clubbed on the back of his skull and then spending eight days in hospital.
Vincent Maiolica the Poker Player
Vincent Maiolica’s poker record looks to be short and sweet, running from 2015 to January 2020. It only shows $27,532 in live tournament earnings but his first two cashes were at the World Series of Poker.
The second cash on the record was actually in the main event, netting him a nice $15,000. There was one further cash in the WSOP in 2019.
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