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According to police sources, the Queen’s lawyer named Charles Zolot who was discovered stabbed to death inside his office may have been targeted by a disgruntled client who was furious about home foreclosure.
A custodian spotted Charles Zolot lying face up with several knife wounds in a second-floor office at 37-06 82nd Avenue in Jackson Heights at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, according to cops and sources. According to accounts, Zolot’s face was also bloodied during the incident.
He was 65 years old.
Found Dead Inside Charles Zolot’s Law Office In Queens
Zolot was a divorce and child custody lawyer who also handled real estate problems, according to his website. On Thursday, Zolot was scheduled to appear in Queens Supreme Court for a case.
One of Zolot’s clients reportedly scared a member of the clerical staff, according to fellow lawyers who also had offices in the building.
According to abc7ny.com attorney Mark Drucker said, “As a lawyer, you’re always afraid of some clients that could get really upset with you, and we’re living in a very crazy time when people get very agitated very quickly,”
Other lawyers believe that this case will serve as a wake-up call for those in the legal profession who deal with tense situations.
According to NYpost.com, one neighbor said, Zolot, who lived in Jamaica and belonged to a synagogue, had a sister but no children, wife, or girlfriend.
Who Killed Charles Zolot And Why?
It’s unknown at this time what is the motive and who did this. By Friday morning, no arrests had been made.
The neighbor said, “He’s a bright guy, a hard-working guy,”
“But he was quiet, always to himself. He lived alone in a studio here at least 20 years that I know him.”
In connection with the homicide, investigators are looking for a 64-year-old client who was unsatisfied with a home foreclosure as well as his 66-year-old brother.