- Eugene Villani, 41, confessed to the stabbing of Efijenio Deletorre in 2013
- He walked into the 50th Precinct station in the Bronx on Saturday
- Once inside, he told officers he thought Deletorre was trying to rob him
- He said that was why he stabbed the eccentric homeless man to death
- Villani, who was previously jailed for attempted assault and attempted burglary, was charged with murder and weapons possession
On Saturday, Eugene Villani, 41, confessed to stabbing a homeless man in 2013
A New York man walked into a Bronx police station on Saturday to confess to a 2013 murder.
Eugene Villani, 41, walked into the 50th Precinct station house in Kingsbridge at 1:15 p.m. to confess to stabbing homeless man Efijenio Deletorre, 62.
Villani told officers that Deletorre was trying to rob him when he launched the attack.
At the time of the attack, New York City media described Deletorre as a homeless man who enjoyed collecting golf balls.
Villani was charged with murder and weapons possession.
He is an ex-con who spent time behind bars for attempted burglary and attempted assault.
It is not clear what prompted him to suddenly confess to the four-year-old murder on Saturday.
Villani stabbed Efijenio Deletorre to death in 2013 at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx
Villani, 41, walked into the 50th Precinct station house in Kingsbridge (above) on Saturday at 1.15pm