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Con Ed goes after murder victim's family for unpaid bill
NEW YORK (WABC) -- The accused killer of three Brooklyn shopkeepers is in jail, but now it's Con Edison that is going after one of the grief-stricken families.
The utility is demanding $734 to cover the 77 days the business of one of the victims was shut down after the murder.
Valentino Fashion in Bay Ridge was an active crime scene from July 6 until September 20, when Mohammed Gebeli's son says he got the keys to his father's store back.
Moe Mohamed says Con Ed is threatening to cut off the electricity to the store and remove all of their equipment because of the unpaid bill.
"I would understand if it was my fault, if it was something that I did, but I had no control," Moe Gebeli told the New York Daily News. "The police had control of the store. It was a crime scene. The lights, everything in the store was on for 24 hours a day for almost three months."
Salvatore Perrone, 64, is charged in Gebeli's murder, as well as two others that followed similar patterns.
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