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Son Accused Of Beating Mom To Death With Piece Of Furniture Then Jumping Naked From His NYC High-Rise To His Death

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Source: MEGA/Diana Gallagher/Facebook

Jul. 19 2022, Published 6:53 p.m. ET

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The son of a powerful New York judge supposedly beat his mom to death with a piece of furniture and then jumped from his posh high-rise to his death, has learned.

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Doug Solomon, 26, was found naked and bleeding in the courtyard of his East 79th Street building around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the New York Post.

He jumped to his death from the 16th floor after he beat his mom to death with a piece of furniture, police sources told the Post.

Witnesses reported hearing him scream as he plummeted toward the ground in a fatal dive.

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“It was the loudest thud. At first, I thought it was an air conditioning unit,” a resident told the tabloid.

His mother, Diana Gallagher, was found dead in the apartment, the Post noted. The 65-year-old woman had head trauma from where her son allegedly beat her to death.

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No motive in the case has been related and police are treating it as a murder-suicide. There were no previous domestic violence or mental health issues in the family.

A resident reported hearing yelling in the building in the morning, but it was unclear if it was connected to the case.

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Charles Solomon was the husband to Diana and father to Doug. He worked as a New York Supreme Court judge for decades until health issues forced him to retire, the Post reported. He oversaw numerous high-profile cases, including the Sean “P-Diddy” Combs nightclub shooting trial.

It was reported that Diana used to teach music and dance. Charles and Diana also had a daughter who was getting ready to get married.

“Really just a very capable everything. A great mother, a great wife, a great everything and really a great friend,” a neighbor told the Post.



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