A Hudson County Corrections officer reportedly told police he “lost it” and fatally shot his girlfriend and her best friend on their way to the airport for a vacation that upset him.
John Menendez, 23, was arrested on Feb. 17 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.
Anna Shpilberg and Luiza Shinkarevskaya, of Ukraine, planned for a vacation trip and asked Menendez, who is Shpilberg’s boyfriend, for a ride.
“The witness said Menedez was upset about his girlfriend going on vacation,” police said. “Menendez again said he ‘killed her and her friend.’ When the officer asked where she was, Menendez said she was in the car.”
Shpilberg’s ex-fiancé Fabian Goni said that her 15-year-old son was “the biggest love of her life.”
“We were on a break. She met this younger guy, but I still had her stuff in my house. I wanted her back,” Goni said adding that Menendez was “controlling.”
“He wanted texts and videos as proof of where she was,” he said.