Ted Ammon Murder
The murder of Robert Theodore Ammon, known as Ted Ammon, shocked the east end community. Nobody had been murdered in East Hampton in over 20 years. The 52 year old banker was very popular with his business colleagues. His private life seemed ideal, two adopted children, five homes and luxury cars. Some facts seemed very ominous though, one being the vicious divorce Ted Ammon was involved in with his wife Generosa.
The murder was centered around Danny Pelosi and Generosa Ammon. Pelosi was a high school dropout with a rap sheet filled mostly with drunk driving charges. His situation was nothing to get excited about until he came in contact with Ted Ammon’s wife Generosa. Generosa was said to be having an affair with Danny Pelosi, a young contractor. Pelosi was quoted as saying “I thought I hit the lottery.” Who wouldn’t think the same? In 2000, Generosa actually began dating her new boyfriend, the electrician named Danny Pelosi, whom she hired to supervise a $4 million dollar renovation of her new Manhattan townhouse.
Ted Ammon was murdered in 2001, it was “a big question mark” said David Moore, chairman of 24/7 Media Inc., an online ad agency on whose board Ammon had served as chairman until this spring. It had been an entire month and nothing had been found. No suspects had been identified, no arrests made, no murder weapon found, and no clear motive given for the slaying.
Ted Ammon was murdered on October 20, 2001. His body was not found until October 22, 2001 by a co-worker who went to the home when Ammon missed multiple obligations. This date was just days before the divorce papers were to be signed between Ted and Generosa. This was about a year after Generosa had begun dating Danny Pelosi serving to make them both suspects in the murder. Danny Pelosi was arrested March 24, 2004. He claimed to not knowing anything about Ted being murdered at this point. It was not until June of 2004 that Danny saw the autopsy pictures of Ted Ammon and said “I almost vomited” due to the brutality of the murder. Daniel Pelosi was convicted of murder of Ted Ammon on December 13, 2004 and sentenced January 25, 2005 to 25-years-to-life in prison.
Ted Ammon had multiple places where he lived. He was bludgeoned to death in his East Hampton summer home. Police said he was beaten to death while sleeping by his wife’s boyfriend Danny Pelosi. Ted was discovered naked in the master bedroom of his house on Middle Lane. All of his bed sheets were taken; they were believed to have the suspect’s blood on them. There was no murder weapon found at the scene or at any secondary crime scene either. Danny Pelosi, who actually ended up getting married to Generosa Ammon three months after her multimillionaire husband was bludgeoned to death in his Long Island mansion. Police said that Generosa made the offer to Pelosi to kill her husband for a reward. This gave Pelosi motive to kill Ted Ammon. Pelosi drove to 59 Middle Lane in East Hampton, the address of millionaire Ted Ammon with intent to murder Ted. He completed his task and left the house with no trace of evidence. There were a few reasons why police believed that Ted Ammon was killed. There was some suspicion of Ted having enemies, he was an investment banker so it could have been possible he made a bad investment and got mixed up with the wrong people. There were also questions of Ted’s sexual orientation. A pubic hair was found on Ted’s body, not showing any signs of sexual abuse but there was the idea of Ted Ammon being killed by another man who Ted had sexual relations with. A major belief was that he was murdered so Generosa would receive of the fortune in its entirety. Ted had offered her a 10 million dollar settlement in the divorce. Pelosi tried convincing Generosa to accept that offer. Danny said “Take the money and run. Where I come from, forget it, I’m good.” Generosa did not listen to Pelosi and declined the offer. She hung in there and accepted Ted’s offer of...
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