New York City Cancer Doctor Kills Herself And Her Baby, Police Say
In an incident classified as a murder-suicide, a distinguished doctor affiliated with Mt. Sinai, Dr. Krystal Cascetta, and her baby have lost their lives.
Dr. Cascetta was a highly regarded Hematology-Oncology specialist, providing her expertise to patients at two different locations in Queens, as stated on the Mt. Sinai website.
Police say she allegedly shot and killed her child on a Saturday morning at their home in Westchester. Cascetta then turned the firearm on herself.
According to her profile, Dr. Cascetta graduated from Albany Medical College and completed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
New York State Police released this statement, “The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Somers are investigating a murder/suicide in the town of Somers. 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.”
Mount Sinai said in a statement, “The Mount Sinai community is greatly saddened by the tragic loss of a Mount Sinai Health System doctor and her child. We extend our deepest sympathies to Dr. Cascetta’s family, friends, colleagues, and patients.”
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