Son gets life for killing parents

By Juan Soto

The Springfield Gardens man convicted of shooting his parents to death in 2011 as they slept will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday.

The execution-style parricide took place in September 2011 at the family home.

A jury found Shane Jaggarnauth guilty of first-degree murder in May. Queens Court Justice Gregory Lasak imposed the maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.

“The defendant was convicted of killing his parents without warning or provocation while they slept in their bed,” Brown said. “Such a brutal and morally reprehensible crime calls for a lengthy prison sentence to ensure that justice is served and society is protected.”

Jaggarnauth, 26, formerly of 121-47 Grayson St., was convicted May 21 of the first-degree murder of his parents, Sugrim Jaggarnauth and his wife Rosie Jaggarnauth Sept. 2, 2011, in their bedroom. He was also convicted of criminal possession of a weapon.

According to the trial testimony, Jaggarnauth and an unidentified person entered his parents’ bedroom while they slept.

Sugrim Jaggarnauth was fatally shot in the forehead at close range. Rosie Jaggarnauth was shot in the forehead but was able to grab the telephone and summon help, but she died while on the line with a 911 operator while being hit by three more bullets, prosecutors said.

Shortly afterward, Shane Jaggarnauth also called 911 to report that he, too, had been shot by an intruder who, he said, murdered his parents, according to the DA.

Reach reporter Juan Soto by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 718-260-4564.

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