A New Jersey correctional officer disqualified his old girlfriend and his female friend by saying that he killed her because he was mad because his pal was not returning his call, the court alleged.
According to court papers, John P. Mendez said at the age of 23, “I killed them both – brother, arrest me”.
Menendez – a Hudson County correctional officer from West New York, NJ – was charged with two counts of murder and weapons offenses with his 40-year-old girlfriend, Anna Schpilberg, and Luiza Jinkerevskaya, 40, Essex County. Prosecutors said.
In response to news of the shooting near Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, police found Shinkrevskaya dead on a sidewalk with a bullet to his head, officials said.
Officials said a 9mm Glock pistol was found registered at Menendez.
A short time later, a bloodletting Menendez allegedly approached a Newark, NJ, police, and C, killing both women.
The first women lived in Brooklyn, and Schpilberg was a dentist who worked on Staten Island. NJ.com reported.
Authorities said Menendez said he shot his girlfriend, Schilberg, because he was angry that he was ignoring her call after going on vacation with Shinkrevskaya.
“It’s crazy, I can’t believe I did it,” the suspect allegedly told the officer.
Officers then directed police to the Mercedes Benz C300 near Shapilburg, where she was found dead on the passenger seat with a gunshot wound to the head, around Newark Penn Station, officials said.
According to the affidavit, Menendez later told police in a recorded statement that the two women were returning from vacation and Schilberg was ignoring their call.
“They said they lost it and killed them,” one officer wrote.
A witness told police that the women were arriving in a flight at the airport on Tuesday and that Mainz was scheduled to show court documents to pick them up.
“[The witness] Mendez was upset about his girlfriend going on vacation, ”the affidavit reads.
Randolph in Riverdale, Morrie County, and Schliberg lived in Shinkerevskaya. They came to America from their native Ukraine as children, friends told NJ.com.
Schliberg is survived by a son.
Her former fiancé, Fabian Gony, told NJ.com that Mendez regularly sought to “report” on her whereabouts.
“He wanted texts and videos as proof of where he is,” Gony said.
Menendez remained in the Essex County Jail on Friday without bond.
It was not clear whether he had a lawyer.