Lawyer claims 'duck sauce killer' Glenn Hirsch raped wife Dorothy for decades, wants gun charges dropped
Dorothy was indicted on multiple weapons charges in early September after cops found eight guns in a closet
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QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY: Dorothy Hirsch, the widow of ‘Duck Sauce Killer’ Glenn Hirsch who shot restaurant delivery man Zhiwen Yan and committed suicide hours before his Supreme Court hearing on August 5, was raped repeatedly, her lawyer has claimed. Lawyer Mark Bederow urged the judge to drop the gun charges against Dorothy, who was indicted on multiple weapons charges in early September after cops found eight guns in a closet at the couple's home.
In a new court filing on September 9, Bederow wrote while defending her client, "Glenn’s acts of brutality against Dorothy (before and during their marriage) included sadistic and violent sexual abuse, striking, cutting and menacing her with weapons, punching her, slapping her, threatening to kill her, extortion and contempt." The filing referred to 10 sealed arrests between 1991 and 2012 that mostly mentioned his wife as the victim, on whom the abuse started in the year 1995, even before the couple got married, as per a DailyMail report. It also mentioned that Glenn "left her handcuffed, gagged and blindfolded while he repeatedly raped and sodomized her. He then cut her as he ran a knife over her stomach, hit her with a ruler, and punched her."
In another horrific incident, on January 19, 2007, Glenn was accused of hitting Dorothy with a rolled-up towel. He punched and scratched her while putting a pillow and comforter over her face. "At the time, cops found a gun, hundreds of bullets, a knife and a duplicate police shield in his bedroom. Even though Dorothy Hirsch didn’t need to cooperate for prosecutors to pursue weapons charges against him, the case was dismissed for speedy trial reasons," Bederow wrote.
Talking about the charges to NY Daily News, Bederow said, "The DA knew before arresting Dorothy that Glenn abused her for years. That evidence obviously is relevant to her defense that she didn’t know the guns were in his closet because she wouldn’t dare question him or snoop through the junk he stored.”
The lawyer added, "It is regrettable that the DA would simply disregard the domestic violence history and refuse to disclose favorable evidence by coldly decreeing that it’s not relevant. We are entitled to evidence they knew about before they chose to indict Dorothy for possessing what obviously were Glenn Hirsch’s guns.”