Man Confesses Killing to EMT at Raceway

NEW YORK — A man accused of brutally stabbing his roommate to death in their Upper West Side apartment callously cleaned himself up after the murder and headed to Yonkers Raceway.

Fredrick Zappulla, a crack addict and chronic gambler, intended to spend the afternoon betting on the track’s slots after he killed Walter Walker, 63, on Saturday morning, law enforcement sources said.

But Zappulla’s plans got derailed when he ran into a EMS technician, whom he didn’t know, at the racetrack and allegedly blurted out the gory details of how he stabbed Walker ten times.

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