A 19-year-old construction worker flipped out, hitting and strangling indie actress Adrienne Shelly with a bed sheet because she dared to call him a "son of a bitch," police sources said yesterday.
Ecuadorian illegal immigrant Diego Pillco told cops he took that insult literally and became enraged during a confrontation with the pint-sized actress last week over noise he was making in the apartment below her Greenwich Village office, sources said.
A native of the city of Cuenca, Pillco arrived in the United States in the summer of 2005 after paying smugglers $12,000 to sneak him over the Mexican border, law-enforcement sources said.
Pillco eventually made his way to Brooklyn, where he moved into a basement apartment with his brother Wilson - who had arrived months earlier - at 328 Prospect Ave., where a cousin also lived.
His landlord, Louis Hernandez, hired Pillco to work as a part-time helper for his construction company, even though - by his own admission - he knew the immigrant did not have legal working papers.
At first, he denied any knowledge of Shelly's death.
"He was acting like nothing happened," one source said. "He was like ice."
But after about a half-hour of interrogation, Pillco began confessing to the murder in a matter-of-fact manner, the source said.
Just doing jobs Americans won’t do, like … CONSTRUCTION!
I continue to believe that this problem will go away if enough lawsuits are filed. When people start getting burned financially for incidents like this - it will stop cold.
The family of the victim should file a lawsuit against Louis Hernandez (the landlord who hired an illegal alien). It is by his act that brought an illegal alien murderer into a position to endanger and eventually murder a legal tenant.
If there are any attorneys out there who would like to assist me in putting together a legal team for situations such as this, please contact me immediately.
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