Staten Island husband bludgeons wife to death over affair

Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-03 12:57:50-05
CASTLETON, STATEN ISLAND (PIX11)—A Staten Island resident and FDNY mechanic is in custody for second degree murder after bludgeoning his wife to death in their home early Sunday morning.

police vansGregory Surinago, 45, reportedly beat his 42-year-old wife, Jodi, to death with a baseball bat after learning of her extra-marital affair.

One of the couple’s teenage children called 9-1-1, and when authorities arrived at about 2:30 a.m., they found the mother unconscious and lying in a pool of her own blood. A neighbor told PIX11 that the couple had just celebrated their 20-year anniversary two weeks prior. Another neighbor said just yesterday the Surinagos were decorating their home for Christmas.

The investigation is on-going, and if convicted, Surigamo faces 20 years to life in prison.