An actual property agent charged with killing her father and his girlfriend in his upscale Jersey Shore bayfront residence claims she’s being “framed” within the grisly stabbings, in accordance with a report.
Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, agreed to waive extradition to New Jersey Friday throughout a courtroom look in Pennsylvania on two counts of homicide and weapons violations within the stabbing deaths of her 87-year-old father, John Enders, and his 75-year-old girlfriend Francoise Pitoy, the Day by day Native Information reported.
“I’d have surrendered myself in New Jersey if I had identified I used to be wished for one thing,” Heffernan, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, informed a choose.
Heffernan, who was represented by a public defender, mentioned she was confused by the courtroom proceedings and requested to make a telephone name to contact a lawyer in New Jersey. She later claimed she was being arrange within the double slaying inside Enders’ six-bedroom, $1.9 million Surf Metropolis residence as she being led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, the newspaper reported.
“Not responsible,” Heffernan informed the newspaper. “I’m being framed.”
Cops have alleged in an affidavit that Heffernan informed her father she wished to be the dealer for his residence and obtained “disgruntled” when he refused. A buddy of Enders and Pitoy additionally informed authorities the person had amended his will inside the previous month and reduce out Heffernan and his different estranged daughter within the course of.
Police mentioned surveillance digital camera footage caught a white RV just like a Winnebago owned by Heffernan pulling as much as her father’s North 7th Avenue residence early Sept. 29 earlier than leaving an hour later with its headlights turned off.
Investigators who had been known as to the couple’s residence by a relative of Pitoy’s 4 days later discovered a grisly scene inside, with blood in a number of areas and a discarded rubber glove on the steps, police mentioned.
Pennsylvania State Police additionally discovered “quite a few spots of crimson staining” on the carpet of Heffernan’s Winnebago.
“I can’t consider she did this,” Heffernan’s son, Joseph, allegedly informed cops, including that she had been the one one that drove the RV within the prior two weeks.
Joseph Heffernan mentioned the connection between his mom and Pitoy had deteriorated as a result of she thought-about Pitoy to be a “gold digger” who was pressuring Enders to promote his seaside residence, the Day by day Native Information reported.
Heffernan, who was arrested by state police at her residence on Oct. 4, was ordered held with out bail in Chester County Jail pending the extradition listening to. Earlier than returning to New Jersey, she’ll additionally should face prison costs of retail theft and receiving stolen property in Pennsylvania, the newspaper reported.