Friday, August 22, 2014

Second person of interest in 'Burgh double homicide


Some six hours after a brutal double homicide, police questioned the brother of one of the two Lansingburgh victims but found no evidence to pursue the inquiry.
Now, police consider Kyle Kilgallon a person of interest, according to sources close to the investigation. Kilgallon, 57, grew up in Lansingburgh and in recent years has split his time between his hometown and Florida. Longtime residents of Lansingburgh have seen him around town as of late and he is known to frequent the OTB parlor on Second Avenue.
Police are investigating the murder of Allen and Maria Lockrow, who were found brutally beaten to death inside their 709 First Ave. home early Wednesday morning.
According to other sources, Allen Lockrow, who liked to play the horses, hit a race worth a substantial amount of money. However, according to sources, he did not cash the OTB ticket.
2001 mug shot of KYLE KILGALLON
from Charlotte, Florida 
One theory is that he hung onto the ticket because he was looking for a way to avoid paying taxes New York state demands on larger winnings. Any payout that is 600 to 1 or more - for example if you bet $1 and win more than $600 - requires the winner to fill out a form applying it to the person’s taxable income. Lockrow was looking for someone who made less than he and his wife – or someone on Social Security or disability - to cash the ticket who may not have to pay any taxes on the winnings.
It's unclear if the winning ticket was left at the scene or if it was stolen.
Police believe the murderer or murderers fled the scene in the Lockrow’s 2013 blue Ford Escape.
Kilgallon is a longtime, well respected family name in ‘The Burgh.
Kyle Kilgallon was arrested in Florida 13 years ago for “domestic battery” and violating an order of protection, both misdemeanors.
Thaddeus Pietrak, Maria Lockrow’s brother, was questioned shortly after the murders. He told the Times Union Kilgallon had a $600 ticket from OTB and criticized police for questioning him about the murders he knew nothing about.
"I got angry with them and asked for an apology," Pietrak said. "They taped the whole thing. On my way out one of the detectives did apologize and say he was sorry for what happened to my sister."
Maria Lockrow had an 2012 order of protection against Pietrak, according to the Times Union, and was arrested for attempted murder in North Greenbush for allegations he tried to strangle his mother, twice.

42 comments:

  1. The plot thickens!

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  2. Not cool jim not cool at all. There are a lot of friends and family's involved in this now. This is reckless and dangerous to the investigation you would know better than to promote your blog over justic being served. These are to very well liked family that will not forget this. This is wrong.

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    1. I understand that. I kept the story as straight forward as possible. There is so much more I could have written that I know is true.

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    2. You need to decide if your a blog or a newspaper. Your not a reporter unless your on paper if your a blog then print what we write. Your fucking up Jim and we will leave you after this shit.

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    3. There are some comments I just can't and won't publish, if that is what you are referring to. I don't think a reporter has to be on paper anymore, though, I will admit right now I am limited to this blog site. In the near future, that will change.

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    4. Does that make you sleep better Jim?

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    5. Its his blog. If you don't like it stop raeading. You won't be missed.

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    6. Good families have bad seeds...Porco family for instance

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    7. Don't attack Jim. It's funny, when a story isn't about someone close to someone or doesn't relate to someone it's okay for those people to make the comments they want and also ask Jim to look into it since they don't get answers elsewhere but when it does become personal they get their pants all in a bunch. Jim please proceed, because SOME of us like to know what's going on and not left in the dark. Now it seems like this was more of a personal attack of these poor people and I can sleep a little better at night knowing it's not just some crazed heroine addicts lurking in the shadows going after people they don't even know.

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    8. 2:13 how the hell do get that from this story? Get the foil off your head they don't now anything about this crime. There are several murderers roaming our streets right now. You can sleep better at night? It's bad enough we are living with the shitheads but idiots like you scare me just as much. Get your head out of your ass.

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    9. 615 sounds like your a bitter old bitch with a constant stick up her ass. The point that was being made was that people are always quick to judge until it happens to them. And what the hell do you mean by foil on my head?

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  3. I appreciate this Blog!! Maybe some of you just don't like the TRUTH

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    1. I agree!!! Kim keep up the good work:)

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    2. The truthe will set you freedoms.

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  4. Keep up the good work !!

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  5. If it turns out this guy didn't do it who will you defame next? Mirch?

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    1. Wow nice question. what time does kindergarten start ?

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    2. starts same time as Florida Big guy

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  6. It's quite simple. If you do not like what you read on this blog then stay off of it. Freedom of speech. Keep up the good work Jim.

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    1. I concur.It is, what it is.

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  7. Your murder suspect is at the OTB in Lansinburgh right now with shitty sweatpants on he looks more homeless than suspect. Your on the top of your game as usual Jim.

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    1. You should have called the police if that statement is true or better yet you could have chummed up to him to get answers

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  8. brother in law said Alan had the ticket

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  9. What idiot cop is leaking information to Jim Franco? And why does doing so make them feel good?

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  10. So sad and terrible, hopefully the police will figure this out.

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    1. It would be great if they figured SOMETHING out

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    2. It will all be solved by the end of the year,chief said so

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  11. Rumor is that Trey Smith is trying get an indictment on Loporto for these homicides. Stay tuned...

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    1. If it were LoPorto, they would have found spaghetti sauce on the bat.

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  12. It would be a great dialogue if anybody could figure out what half of you are trying to say. Where in hell did you all go to school?

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  13. The criminals are taking over so why not put Kevin McGrath back in office he certenatly has the quolifications to lead a bunch of crooks

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    1. Although it's definately not getting better with that skinny little twerp in charge, is it? It's getting worse.

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    2. Lou a "skinny little twerp" ?

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    3. I think they mean Gordon

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  14. Stand down and private message me

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    1. I feel so safe with Jim Gordon and John Tedesco in charge!
      -Said no one in Lansingburgh, ever.

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    2. Anonymous, who are you talking to? How do we know who to message if you are anonymous?

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  15. America has 5% of world's population but 80% of the world's lawyers! Enuff said. The cops have got to get this right no matter how long it takes because there will ALWAYS be a lawyer looking to get people OFF for murder on even the slightest technicality.

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