Prosecutor: Baldwin man admits torching ex's home
Prosecutors say a Baldwin man admits torching his ex-girlfriend's home with a Molotov cocktail, saying he wanted them to burn.
As News 12 has reported, detectives say the oldest daughter's ex-boyfriend Joseph Ferrufino poured a flammable liquid onto the family's new Mercedes Benz parked in the driveway. He then allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail into the younger daughter's second-floor bedroom.
The daughter's parents and teenaged sister were inside the home at the time of the attack.
Ferrufino, 21, was arraigned in court Wednesday on felony charges, including attempted murder and arson. He was denied bail.
Police say Ferrufino and his ex-girlfriend ended their two-year relationship in 2013 and have had limited contact since.
Ferrufino's mother told News 12 that the daughter was calling her son.
"He was talking to her two or three days ago. I feel sorry for the family. I didn't know this was going to happen," says Zulma Ferrufino.
Nassau police say Ferrufino first tried to set the house on fire by throwing a Molotov cocktail at the front bay window of the home on Nov. 17. Authorities say that attempt was unsuccessful.
If convicted of the top charge, Ferrufino will face a minimum of 15 years to life behind bars. He's due back in court next Monday.