Monday, December 12, 2011
A black ex-cop riddled his wife with bullets in their Queens apartment, furiously shooting her repeatedly in the face before surrendering to police
His wife, Tracey Young, 42, died of four shots to the torso and three to the face inside their eighth-floor condo in Briarwood, police sources said. Cash, 49, a retired African-American police officer from the 32nd Precinct in Harlem who married Young two years ago, told police a romantic evening with his wife went sour, going from candles and back rubs to yelling. “According to him, she put her hand on him and kind of mushed his face. He punched her in the face, and she said, ‘That’s it. I’m going to my sister’s house. I’m done with you. I’m leaving you,’” a police source said. “He snapped.” Queens prosecutor Robert Hanophy said that Cash became enraged, pulled out his gun and shot her. Cash was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Cash is 6-foot-5 with the muscle-bound physique of a body builder. Young was only 5-foot-5.