Petition for Barbara Meliota

New York Parole Board

Please sign and share this petition to help us urge the New York Parole Board to deny Anthony Doyle's parole for the abduction, robbery, rape and brutal murder of Barbara Meliota.

Barbara was a daughter, sister, friend, niece, cousin, nurse, confidant and so much more. She was viciously taken from her family who continues to mourn their tremendous loss.

Every two years we have to continue defend our Barbara who cannot speak for herself against her attacker. Please help us by signing this petition which will be presented to the Parole Board.

With many thanks and love,

The Meliota Family

Barbara Meliota

Source: New York Times: May 6, 1982

A young garage maintenance man was charged yesterday in the bludgeoning death of a 24-year-old nurse at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx after he confessed to the police, according to the office of the Bronx District Attorney.

Authorities said that the nurse, Barbara Meliota, had been sexually assaulted, then beaten to death and that her body had been dumped into the airshaft of the hospital's garage. The attack occurred Tuesday morning.

At his arraignment last night in Criminal Court in the Bronx, assistant district attorney Kenneth Anderson said that the suspect, Anthony Doyle, a 22-year-old Bronx resident, had made ''a full confession on videotape.'' The videotape is to be shown to a homicide grand jury today, Mr. Anderson told the court.

Legal sources said Mr. Doyle had two previous robbery arrests, in 1979 and in 1980, and at least one conviction. But they said they were uncertain about whether he was free on parole or probation.

The nurse, who fell five floors through the shaft, died of blows to the head from the beating and a fractured spine suffered in the fall, according to Dr. Elliot Gross, the Chief Medical Examiner. He said a preliminary autopsy showed that the nurse had been sexually assaulted. Mental Tests Sought


The police said the nurse had been beaten with a foot-long metal nozzle of a fire hose. Detectives said the young woman usually parked her car on the sixth level of the seven-story hospital garage, then walked down to the street. Sgt. Michael Harris, the detective heading the investigation, said the police thought the killer had planned the crime and that he may have removed the light bulbs in the stairwell, then waited in the darkness for his victim.

''The homicide was premeditated,'' said Deputy Chief Francis M. Sullivan, head of the Bronx detectives. Dragged to Storage Room

There was blood on the sixth-floor stairwell, the police said. They said they thought the nurse had been struck there, then dragged into the windowless storage area one floor below.

They said they found a bloody mattress in that room. The woman's shoes, stockings and undergarments were found in a dumpster in the garage, which is at Wayne Avenue and East 210th Street, two blocks from the main hospital building.

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We, the petitioners, sign in hope that you will continue to deny Anthony Doyle's parole for the abduction, robbery, rape and brutal murder of Barbara Meliota.