Queens prostitute, 43, is jailed for 30 years for killing FOUR clients with fentanyl – including Cipriani head chef – and robbing them while they lay dying
- Prositute Angelina Barini, 43, of Queens, was convicted of fatally druging four men with fentanly and the ‘date rape’ drug GBL in the summer of 2019
- Italian-born chef Andrea Zamperoni, 33, of New York’s Cipriani Dolci, was among the victims, with his body was found inside a garbage bin at an Elmhurst motel
- Prosecutors said Barini had met up with them men as a sex worker and druged the victims in order to knock them out and rob them
- Barini’s sister called the sentence ‘harsh’ and said she will file an appeal
A Queens prostitute was sentenced to 30 years for fatally drugging four men with fentanyl in 2019 so she could rob them, with victims including a Cipriani chef.
Angelina Barini, 43, cried in court on Tuesday as she was convicted of distributing fentanyl and ‘date rape’ drug GBL to three unnamed men and Italian-born chef Andrea Zamperoni, 33. She did so in the hopes of knocking the men out and robbing them, but ended up killing them.
Prosecutor Breon Peace praised the 30 year sentence and hoped it would serve as a warning to anyone trying to use drugs to commit ‘there horrific crimes.
‘The defendant drugged and killed multiple people for a few quick dollars,’ Peace said in a statement. ‘She stole their personal belongings while they lay unconscious dying from the lethal drugs she gave them.’
‘The defendant’s substantial prison sentence is warranted by her shocking disregard for human life.’
Prositute Angelina Barini, 43 (above), cried in court on Tuesday as she was convicted of fatally distributing fentanly and the ‘date rape’ drug GBL to four men in the summer of 2019
Italian-born chef Andrea Zamperoni, 33, of New York’s Cipriani Dolci, was among the victims. His body was found inside a garbage bin at an Elmhurst motel in August 18, 2019
Prosecutors said Barini, while operating as a sex worker, had a habit of providing drugs to her clients in order to ‘incapacitate and rob them,’ according to court records.
The records show that on July 4, 2019, Barini met with one of the victims at a motel in Astoria and gave him fentanyl-laced drugs. He was found dead later that day.
Investigators said similar events happened on July 11 in Woodside, and on August 5, in College Point, with both men dying of an overdose from fentanyl-laced drugs.
Then on August 18, 2019, prosecutors said Barini met with Zamperoni at the Kemway Lodge motel in Elmhurst, where she drugged him with GBL, killing him almost immediately.
Barini had made repeated attempts to dispose of Zamperoni’s body at the motel, which was found three days later at a garbage bin wrapped in bleach-stained sheets.
Surveillance video from outside the motel showed police taking Barini into custody after the Zamperoni’s body was found inside a garbage bin
Prosecutors said the chef overdosed just minutes after stepping inside the motel with Barini
Barini allegedly orchestrated the crime with ex-boyfriend Leslie Lescano, 44, who was also arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute a controlled substance.
Prosecutors said Barini handed Lescano Zamperoni’s American Express bank card and asked him to go to a pharmacy to pick up gift cards and toiletries for her, including shampoo and body wash.
She also allegedly instructed him to get her cheese, cold cuts and cigarettes, which Lescano purchased at a deli using the victim’s bank card, according to court records.
Sally, Barini’s older sister, told the New York Post that the court’s sentence on Tuesday was ‘a little harsh’ and that she was planning on appealing the decision.
‘I think what wasn’t taken into account was that of course what happened was wrong but the victims put themselves in there,’ Sally said. ‘They weren’t saints.
‘They went with her. They wanted to party and they wanted to do drugs with her and have sex. It wasn’t like she put a gun to somebody’s head and forced them to go with her.’