Suspected murderer of restaurant deliveryman takes own life ahead of court appearance

13 days ago

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After missing his Friday court hearing, the suspected “duck sauce killer” accused of killing a Queens deliveryman was found dead in his apartment, authorities said.

It is believed that Glenn Hirsch had taken his own life before Friday’s evidence hearing with his lawyer revealing that he didn’t hear from him in two days.

“I really didn’t see this coming,” lawyer Arthur Aidala said. “Today was supposed to be a routine court appearance…It was not big deal. He knew that.”

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  • Hirsch stood accused of stalking and shooting Zhiwen Yan dead over an “insufficient duck sauce” feud that took place earlier at the Great Wall Restaurant on April 30.

    On June 8, a judge accepted to release him under strict conditions of home confinement after he posted a hefty bond of $500,000.

    “He was steadfast in how ridiculous the charges were,” Aidala added. “The person who was killed had nothing to do with any problem he had with anyone at that restaurant. He felt like he was being framed.”

    “He felt like he wasn’t going to get a fair shake.”