US parent killer suspect claims he worked for Mossad

Eric Bellucci, who arrived in NY as part of extradition, told a high school friend that he was employed by the CIA, Israeli intelligence.

October 18, 2010 10:56
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Eric Bellucci, the 30-year-old US resident who was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport after he attempted to leave Israel following allegations that he stabbed his parents to death, claimed that he worked for the Mossad and US Central Intelligence Agency, according to a New York Post report on Sunday.

According to the report, Bellucci, who arrived in New York Sunday morning after being extradited from Israel, told a high school friend that he was employed by the Israel and American intelligence agencies.

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"He told everyone else he was modeling in Israel, but he told me he was working with Mossad," his friend who asked to remain anonymous said.

The friend said that Belucci told him that he was also a CIA agent and that he said he wanted "to set up a station in India so I can look at Pakistan." He explained that at first he believed Belucci, who wrote in Hebrew and Italian on his personal Facebook page, since he was unaware of Belucci's previous psychiatric history.

"I had no idea had a history of medication at all prior to this event," the friend added.

Belucci was transferred to New York police on Sunday and is to appear at a court hearing at the Staten Island Criminal Court on Monday. His parents funeral will also be held Monday.

Bellucci's parents, Arthur, 61 and Marian, 56, were found dead in the living room of their of their home in Staten Island. According to reports, Belucci took their car and drove to the airport where he boarded a plane to Israel. Belucci arrived in Tel Aviv last week after taking an El Al flight from New York on Wednesday. He was spotted as he tried to buy a plane ticket to Beijing, China at when a stewardesses who thought he was acting suspicious called the police.

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