Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00
The Arson Bomb Squad reported the details of an aided case that occurred on Thursday, Feb. 24 in Hicksville.
According to detectives, at approximately 6:22 a.m., Vito Badalamente, 89, of Hicksville, was discovered on fire inside Holy Family Church by the associate pastor. The priest used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames. Badalmente was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was admitted to the burn unit for treatment of burns on approximately 60 percent of his body.
Badalamente eventually succumbed to his injury on Friday, Feb. 25 at 11 p.m. in the Nassau University Medical Center Burn Unit.
The Arson Bomb Squad is investigating. The cause of the injury appears to be accidental.