A man accused of killing his parents last year in Annadale and fleeing to Israel may be mentally competent to stand trial after all, according to SIlive.com.
Two state psychiatrists say Eric Bellucci, 31, is fit to proceed with the trial, even though it’s less than three months since a Staten Island Justice said Bellucci didn’t understand the charges against him and couldn’t aid in his own defense. Psychiatrists have been reevaluating Bellucci ever since.
The lonely orphan boy is accused of murdering his parents with a hunting knife. Arthur Bellucci, 61, and his wife Marian, 56, died in their Poillon Avenue home on Oct. 13 last year.
After a promising upbringing, stellar academic performance and a turn as star quarterback of Stuyvesant High School, Bellucci suffered a sudden onset of schizophrenia, possibly complicated by cocaine, marijuana and steroid abuse, according to an article last spring in the Village Voice. His brother and sister told the Voice he claimed the murders were committed by organized crime, the CIA or other relatives.