A 25-year-old Elmont man is facing life in prison after he was convicted of murdering his mother, father and brother, a New York City corrections officer.
A Nassau County jury found Dario Ormejuste guilty Friday of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Prosecutors said Ormejuste shot his 30-year-old brother, Guerby, 10 times in the back and head with the officer’s own gun at the Elmont home they shared on June 21, 2010.
He then shot and killed his mother and father, both 65. His mother, Rose, a nursing home healthcare aide, was killed second. He then shot hit father, Bob, twice in the head and once in the neck when the maintenance man returned home from work.
Ormejuste put his mother’s body in the trunk of his brother’s car, which he adandonded on a Brooklyn side street. NYPD officers found her remains more than two weeks later.
A family member went to the family’s home to check on Guerby on June 23, 2010 after the officer had not reported to work in two days. He became suspicious when he heard loud music coming from upstairs but nobody answered the door.
The family member called Nassau County police. Officers entered the home and discovered the bodies of Guerby and Bob Ormejuste covered in sheets.
The officers went back outside and called for backup when Dario, who was upstairs in the home, came outside and was arrested following a struggle.
Ormejuste faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced July 25.