Tragic Murder-Suicide

This is so sad, and our thoughts are with the friends and family of those involved in this horrific tragedy.

Police say a New York mom and well-respected and highly credentialed cancer doctor is accused of a grisly murder-suicide that took place inside her $1 million dollar home over the weekend.

According to sources, 40-year-old Krystal Cascetta, 40, a Hematology-Oncology specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday after apparently shooting her child who was just a few months old according to the New York Post. 

Sources say the infant was a little girl, and was the couple's only child.

Krystal Cascetta Photo: Mt. Sinai Hospital
Krystal Cascetta Photo: Mt. Sinai Hospital


“A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 7:00 a.m., Krystal Cascetta entered her child’s room and shot her baby and then turned the gun on herself... The scene is consistent with a murder/suicide.” New York State Police 

Ties to Albany

Cascetta was a graduate of Albany Medical College, and according to her Mt. Sinai biography, she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for "demonstrating excellence in humanistic clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service."

Entrance into Albany Med College Photo: Google Maps
Entrance into Albany Med College Photo: Google Maps

Cascetta's husband, a man named Tim Talty, apparently wasn't home at the time but Cascetta's parents were inside their home when the incident took place, according to the Daily Mail. 

Police have yet to discuss the motive.

Friends and family have been shaken by the tragic news that happened inside the couple's home at 54 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown, NY which is about 2 hours south of Albany.

54 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown NY Photo: Google Maps
54 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown NY Photo: Google Maps

According to the Daily Mail, a friend of Cascetta's named Eri Barr wrote on Facebook expressing that, "She was my friend at Albany Med and residency...I always looked up to her."

The New York Post reports that “ambulances and police” had, in recent months, been called to the family’s home at least two times prior to Saturday for undisclosed reasons.

According to the online bio at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Krystal P. Cascetta, MD, was the Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

She was also the Director of Operations at the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center, a state-of-the-art treatment center for cancer and blood disorders and an extension of the Tisch Cancer Institute at The Mount Sinai Hospital

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