Attorney: Longo violated court order


DEERFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Police Investigator Joseph Longo, Jr. should not have been at his Cosby Manor Road home in Deerfield on Friday.

State Police found the body of Longo's wife, Kristin, and a critically wounded Longo in the home after one of the couple's children came home then ran to a neighbor's house to call 9-1-1. Investigators say Longo admitted stabbing his wife and then himself.

Kristin Longo's attorney, George Massoud, says his client had exclusive use and possession of the home, and that while Longo's presence there would not have lead to his arrest, he would have been held in contempt of court.

Massoud says Kristin Longo had a 'refrain from' order against Longo. The attorney says the wording and protection offered is similar to a restraining order, stating that Longo must refrain from stalking, harassing or otherwise menacing his wife.

State Police, who are investigating the crime, say that neither they nor Oneida County Sheriff's deputies had ever responded to the Longo's Deerfield home for any kind of domestic dispute.

Attorney Massoud, also a long-time family friend of Kristen Longo, says 'disbelief and devastation' are the only words remotely strong enough to describe what those who knew her are feeling following Monday's tragedy.

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