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LIC man pleads guilty to killing stepdaughter in Astoria: DA

Police investigate the murder of Valeria Kuzmina Lowery (inset) and shooting of Olga Annarumma in Astoria in 2011. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A 54-year-old Long Island City man pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his stepdaughter and critically wounding his estranged wife in December 2011, the Queens district attorney said.

The homicide happened in the Astoria home that Guerino Annarumma once shared with his wife, 57-year-old Olga Annarumma on the day the couple’s divorce trial was set to begin, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Valeria Kuzmina Lowery, 22, was shot and killed after she opened the door, the DA said.

“The defendant has admitted to taking the life of the young woman and critically wounding a woman he once professed to love,” Brown said.

Guerino Annarumma pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, second-degree attempted murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and faces a term of 30 years in prison at his sentencing on Dec. 18, according to the borough’s top prosecutor.

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