Doug Solomon Bio – Doug Solomon Wiki
Doug Solomon, the son of a retired Manhattan Supreme Court judge, allegedly bludgeoned his mother to death, possibly with a bed lamp, then jumped to his death from the family’s Upper East Side luxury building.
Doug Solomon was 26 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
According to the Police statement, the son of a retired Manhattan Supreme Court judge killed his mother Tuesday morning before leaping to his death from the 16th floor of a New York City apartment building.
According to multiple NYPD sources, investigators believe Doug Solomon used a bedside lamp to beat his 65-year-old mother, Diane Gallagher, to death.
Afterward, the sources claim Solomon, who didn’t have clothes on, climbed through a 16th-story window and jumped to his death, landing in the courtyard of the Upper East Side building where his parents own an apartment.
Sources say Solomon was staying with his parents at the time of the murder-suicide.
Doug is the son of Charles Solomon, a New York Supreme Court judge who retired from the bench in 2017.
The judge could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
Sources say he was not at home at the tragic deaths.
The sources say those responding officers found Diane in a bedroom with severe head trauma.
Doug Solomon had no criminal history, and sources tell people he had no known psychiatric issues.
The sources say a motive for the murder is not yet known.
According to the New York Post, Judge Solomon oversaw the 2001 nightclub shooting trial of hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.