T-Burg Man Accused of Murdering Father


A Trumansburg man has been charged with murdering his father.
Police say 28-year-old Matthew Taranto shot his father, Sal, numerous times in the chest and torso last Tuesday night.
Sal, a former Nassau County Police Officer, made it across the street before he died.
Matthew was arrested in his home. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, which is similar to Autism, as a child. His attorney, Scott Miller, says Matthew was shocked to find out he was being charged with murder.
Miller says the crime was self-defense after Sal entered his son’s bedroom and threatened him with a loaded gun.
Matthew is being held in the Tompkins County Jail without bail. He will be back in court next week.

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