DA: Lake Grove man admits killing wife

The retired NYPD officer who is accused of killing his wife in their Lake Grove home pleaded not guilty from a hospital bed Thursday, but prosecutors say he has admitted to the killing.



Prosecutors say that Paul Leitgeb has admitted to hitting his wife, Tricia Odierna, in the head with a baseball bat and then strangling her. Her body was found in their home last Thursday.



Leitgeb reportedly slashed himself with a box cutter before being taken into state police custody in upstate New York Tuesday. 



Suffolk County police detectives transported him to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he's recovering.


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