Who is Dorothy Hirsch? ‘Duck sauce killer’ Glenn Hirsch’s wife pleads not guilty after 8 handguns seized
QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY: The wife of the Queens 'duck sauce killer' was arraigned on weapons charges after a police raid of her Briarwood home found eight handguns and ammunition. This comes weeks after her husband, Glenn Hirsch, gunned down a Chinese restaurant delivery driver over duck sauce delivery. His wife, Dorothy Hirsch, 62, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment on Monday, August 1, in Queens Supreme Court.
After the arraignment, Dorothy's attorney Mark Bederow told the Daily Mail that his client has "nothing to do with the allegations against her husband and is absolutely innocent." "The DA is fully aware that he had access to her apartment and that the guns were recovered in boxes and garbage bags, among Glenn Hirsch’s other junk in a closet used by him," Bederow said.
"The DA’s own paperwork acknowledges that the other items recovered from the closet were his things. He is linked to at least one and possibly more of the firearms by forensic evidence," he added. "To prosecute Dorothy, a decent 62 year old woman who has never been arrested with knowingly possessing his firearms—with the intent to use them unlawfully—is preposterous."
Who is Dorothy Hirsch?
Dorothy Hirsch reportedly works as a registered nurse. She has not lived with her husband Glenn for years now. Dorothy was arrested during the raid at her home on June 3, two days after Glenn was charged in the April 30 shooting death of Zhiwen Yan. Authorities seized 8 handguns and ammunition from Dorothy's Briarwood home during the bust, officials said. According to police records, Dorothy and Glenn live in separate homes. Glenn reportedly lives in nearby Jamaica.
Bederow said that Dorothy's bail was set at an amount that was well over $150,000. He confirmed that he was able to reduce it to $30,000 at her July 12 court hearing. "She is a good and decent, law abiding woman who is being prosecuted merely because she is legally married to the person who is accused of committing a heinous murder," Bederow said. "She should be judged on the merits of the credible evidence against her, not the alleged criminal acts of her husband."
Glenn, who killed Queens Chinese food delivery man Zhiwen Yan during an argument over not bringing enough duck sauce, was in the habit of hoarding the condiment. Police said that he had stacked his fridge with it. In June, Glenn was freed after his brother put up his $500,000 bail. He is charged with murder in the shooting death of Yan.
Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder warned Glenn to follow strict guidelines for his release. He is being monitored by an ankle bracelet and there are restrictions on where he can go in the Big Apple. “Anywhere you go that is outside your apartment is going to be restricted in terms of the time that you leave, the time that you remain out and the time that you return,” Holder told Hirsch.
“You go outside of the area, the location, if you end up in Manhattan, other areas of Queens, if you end up in Brooklyn or anywhere except a direct route to where you’re supposed to go, the sheriff’s department will pick you up and bring you back before me and I will remand you,” the judge added. “And no matter how much money you have, you will not be coming out of jail until this case is over."