The Colley family had 33 of them.
Also, they had become infamous because their son Bruce had broken up the Kerry Kennedy/Andrew Cuomo marriage. In the process Bruce's own marriage went kaput.
That elite setting and the memory of Bruce's high-profile romantic fling put the November 9, 2015 murder of matriarch Lois, 83, on the front pages. She had been beaten to death.
Yet, not until last week was a suspect arrested. That was in Mexico.
He is, reports the New York Post, Esdras M. Gomez, a former worker on the Colley estate. Through his lawyer Diane Webster Gomez has pleaded innocent to murder charges. He is also being held for immigration violations. Westchester Judge Barbara Zambelli has him held without bail.
Those are the facts, so far.
However, they shed no light, of course, on why Lois might have been murdered.
Did she catch the worker attempting to steal?
Was the worker enraged by supposed shabby treatment by his employers?
Or was it simply the old resentment of the upper class crime?
Lois' husband Eugene had acquired great wealth through ownership of McDonald's fast food restaurants.
At the time of the murder, other residents of that upscale rural area told this blog they were alarmed. They imagined the worst but really didn't believe that a crazed killer was stalking the woods. One resident felt protected by her big pedigree dogs.
So, the wait continues about the alleged motive of the murder.
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