New York prostitute gets 30 years in prison for causing overdose deaths


A federal judge has sentenced a New York prostitute to 30 years in prison after distributing narcotics that caused the overdose deaths of two victims and giving drugs to two others who died following their encounters with her, a announced the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Angelina Barini, 43, was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty in August “to two counts of distributing narcotics causing the death of a person; a fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine distribution boss; and one count of conspiracy to distribute gamma-butyrolactone (GBL),” the DOJ said in a statement.

All of the deaths occurred in July and August 2019, according to the Justice Department, and all of the victims were male, WNYW reported. One of the victims Barini drugged was Andrea Zamperoni, an Italian-born cook who worked as a chef at Cipriani Dolci in New York’s Grand Central Terminal and was discovered dead on Aug. 21, 2019, WNYW reported.

According to the DOJ:

Barini supplied narcotics to her victims to incapacitate them and deprive them of their property while sometimes doing business as a sex worker. On several occasions, these narcotics contained lethal doses of fentanyl. On July 4, 2019, Barini met a victim at a motel in Astoria, Queens, and gave her drugs containing fentanyl. The victim was found dead later that day. On July 11, 2019, Barini met a victim at a motel in Woodside, Queens and gave him fentanyl-containing drugs that caused his overdose death. On August 5, 2019, Barini met another victim in College Point, Queens and gave him fentanyl-containing drugs that caused his overdose death.

On August 18, Barini came into contact with a fourth victim, identified by WNYW as Zamperoni, at a motel in Elmhurst, Queens, and drugged him with GBL, a “date rape” drug, according to the DOJ. . After Zamperoni failed to show up for work, his body was discovered in the motel, WNYW reported.

A New York City Police Department vehicle is parked outside the Kamway Lodge in the Queens borough of New York on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Police say the body of Andrea Zamperoni, chef of a popular restaurant in the Grand Central from New York Terminal who had gone missing the previous weekend was found at the hostel earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

“In the corner of the room, law enforcement noticed what appeared to be a trash can with sheets stuffed inside and what appeared to be a bare human foot protruding from the sheets,” court documents said, depending on the point of sale.

The prostitute allegedly claimed that her pimp would not allow her to contact the authorities, adding that he was talking about dismembering the body.

Court documents note that during a search of the unit, investigators obtained “purple liquid in a glass with powder at the top of the liquid and around the rim, glass pipes for smoking narcotics, bleach bottles and bleach-covered towels, electronics, a power saw, and an empty suitcase,” WNYW said.

“Prosecutors said Barini admitted to supplying the chief with drugs and later admitted that his pimp gave the chief ‘liquid ecstasy,'” WNYW noted.

In the statement, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Breon Peace, said:

The defendant drugged and killed several people for a few quick dollars. She stole their belongings as they lay unconscious dying from the deadly drugs she had given them. The defendant’s heavy prison sentence is justified by her shocking disregard for human life. Hopefully today’s sentencing will bring some comfort to the families of the victims and serve as a warning to future perpetrators of the far-reaching consequences of these horrific crimes.

the New York Post caught up with Barini’s older sister after the sentencing, who identified herself as Sally and called the sentence “a bit harsh”, adding that her sister intends to appeal.

She added:

I think what was not taken into account is that of course what happened was wrong, but the victims got into it. They were not saints. They went with her. They wanted to party and they wanted to do drugs with her and have sex. It wasn’t like she held a gun to someone’s head and forced them to come with her.

One of the victims’ cousins ​​spoke out before sentencing and called Barini’s actions inexcusable, according to the outlet.

“I understand that she doesn’t have a good story,” the cousin said. “I don’t have a good story. That’s not an excuse. She killed four people… She deserves what she has now.


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