Former Dutchess County Pizzeria Owner Charged With Murder At Hudson Valley Hunting Club
The former owner of a Hudson Valley pizzeria has been charged with murder following an investigation into a death at a hunting club.
On Tuesday around 12:45 p.m., deputies from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club on Salt Point Turnpike in Pleasant Valley for a report of a shooting.
Lana Florio, 56, of Poughkeepsie was found by arriving officers critically injured from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police say. Florio was soon pronounced dead at the scene.
Following an investigation, 70-year-old Rosario Curcio is accused of fatally shooting Florio. He was charged with second-degree murder, a felony.
Curcio and Florio knew each other and there is and never was any threat to the public, authorities say.
According to Hudson Valley Post’s Todd Bender, who first broke the story, Curcio is the former owner of Rocky's Pizza in Millbrook. Curcio still owns the building, but his son now runs the business.
Curcio was remanded to Dutchess County Jail without bail. More information may be released in the future, police say.
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