The grieving mom of slain Queens tarot card reader Anna Torres stated she is heartbroken with out her daughter on Mom’s Day — however will “placed on a contented face” for her grandkids.
“It’s going to be very, very unhappy as a result of Anna received’t be right here,” Aurea Ruiz, 74, informed The Put up. “However she wouldn’t need me to be unhappy.
“I’m going to placed on a contented face for my kids and grandchildren as a result of if I begin crying they’ll cry and I would like them to be pleased,” stated Ruiz, who’s at present bedridden at Queens Common Hospital.
“My daughter was my angel,” Ruiz added. “She was fantastic, stunning. All people beloved her.”
Torres, 51, a beloved Ozone Park mother who did psychic readings from her house, was shot and killed by a disgruntled buyer as she answered her door on Could 4.
Giuseppe Canzani, 41, a playing addict charged within the slaying, surrendered to police on the 106th Precinct stationhouse about one hour after the capturing.
He’s being held with out bail on homicide and weapons fees within the case.
Ruiz stated she lay by helplessly in one other room as her daughter was gunned down in chilly blood.
“My grandson’s spouse got here to me and stated, ‘What occurred?’ I stated I feel they shot Anna. Go see what occurred,” Ruiz recalled. “She went to the door. She stated, ‘I don’t see her. She thought it was a joke and Anna was exterior.
“However when she closed the door she noticed her on the ground,” she stated. “She didn’t fall within the hallway. She fell again subsequent to the steps to go upstairs.”
The household referred to as 911 as Torres lay mortally wounded in her own residence.
“I can’t see nothing else,” Ruiz stated. “It’s not going away. I can’t eat nothing. I’m making an attempt to see if I can overlook it, like see one thing else like a birthday celebration, any individual celebrating something, a marriage celebration — one thing pleased simply to clear my thoughts.”
Everybody beloved Torres, the devastated mother stated. Ruiz stated her daughter cared for her and was “my helper.”
The grieving girl stated she had eight kids with whom she fled an abusive husband — with six of them nonetheless alive following her daughter’s premature loss of life.
“I beloved every thing about my daughter,” Ruiz stated. “Every little thing she did was good for everyone and all people say thanks. I can’t perceive why this man did it.”
In response to police and sources, Canzani claimed he killed Torres as a result of she put a curse on him and believed she was “a witch.”
One common Torres shopper referred to as Canzai’s curse declare nonsense.
“Even when she was a witch she is just not gonna try this to no one,” stated Miriam Lester, 47, who had been a Torres buyer for greater than 20 years. “Even when she is a witch she does good to assist folks.”