Who is Fred Pescatore? Friend of Brian Walshe’s dad accuses him of ‘trying to kill 4 or 5 people’

Who is Fred Pescatore? Friend of Brian Walshe’s dad accuses him of ‘trying to kill 4 or 5 people’
Brian Walshe is in custody in relation to the disappearance of his wife Ana Walshe who has been missing since January 1 (Screenshot from Law&Crime Network/YouTube)

COHASSET, MASSACHUSETTS: Brian Walshe is behind bars on a $500,000 bond on charges that he misled investigators about his whereabouts after his wife, Ana, went missing on January 1. He pleaded guilty to selling fake 1978 Andy Warhol paintings to a dealer in California for $80,000 and another buyer in France for $145,000 and was under house arrest for the same. Now, new claims from court documents have branded Walshe as a "sociopath" and "physically violent" after his father left him out of the will. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 9.

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New court documents obtained by Law & Crime claimed that the father of three young boys once attempted to "kill four or five guards" in China after he was confronted for smuggling. They also accused Brian of stealing almost a $1M dollars from his father, Dr Thomas Moorecroft Walshe III. Thomas' nephew, Andrew, stated in a 2019 affidavit that Walshe was estranged from his father. He wrote, "At that juncture [the winter of 2009-2010], I understood, as was also common knowledge amongst Dr Thomas Walshe’s friends and family members, his son, Brian R Walshe had absconded with almost one million dollars from Dr. Thomas Walshe in prior years."

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Andrew continued, "The theft from his only son was tragic, not only in that it occurred, but also that Brian R. Walshe essentially disappeared from his father’s life purposefully. The theft caused an irreparable rift in their relationship and caused not only mental hardship for Dr Thomas Walshe, but also required Dr. Thomas Walshe to continue working past the age at which he had wished to retire, as a significant amount of his savings were stolen and never returned."

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Who is Fred Pescatore?

Thomas' friend Dr Fred Pescatore, who is also a beneficiary of his will, said in a 2019 affidavit filed in Plymouth Probate Court, "I witnessed firsthand what Brian was capable of. I saw Brian attempt to smuggle out antiquities from China. When Brian was confronted, he picked up a stanchion and literally attempted to kill four or five guards that had come to talk to him about his crime. Brian is not only a sociopath, but also a very angry and physically violent person."

(Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
Court documents claimed that Ana Walshe's husband Brian was a 'sociopath' who tried to swindle his own father (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

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(Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
Court documents claimed that Ana Walshe's husband Brian was a 'sociopath' who tried to swindle his own father (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

Pescatore further wrote, "Tom was always clear that he did not want his son Brian to inherit anything from him. I cannot imagine that Brian had enough money to buy a house as he had to use his mother’s funds to pay his legal fees for his federal case with respect to which he is under indictment and faces prison time." Another friend of Thomas, Jeffrey Ornstein, an esteemed hotel designer, claimed that Walshe asked him to let him inside the family's seaside home in Hull, Massachusetts, so that he could obtain the paperwork he needed to have his body returned to the US. 

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