Daughter-killer case delayed

tjndc5-5te65r151na1ltewe241_thumbnailThe lawyers in the Stacey Pagli daughter-slaying case were back in Westchester County Court today to figure out scheduling for her trial (if there is one).

Pagli, 38, is charged with murder for strangling her 19-year-old daughter, Marissa, to death in their apartment on the Manhattanville College campus in Harrison. Stacey’s husband and Marissa’s father, John Pagli, worked at the college and found his daughter dead and his wife tied to the doorknob in a failed suicide attempt.

Pagli told investigators that her daughter’s disrespectful attitude “pissed me off for the last time.”

Legal Aid lawyer Allan Focarile got his wish for a three-week extension to file defense paperwork, despite objections from prosecutor Timothy Ward. Pagli was not in the courtroom, but she will return when the case reconvenes on June 16 before acting state Supreme Court Justice Albert Lorenzo.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.