Esdras Marroquin Gomez, charged within the 2015 homicide of North Salem socialite Lois Colley is in courtroom of Decide Anne Minihan for a pre-trial convention on the Westchester County Courthouse.
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The suspect within the 2015 slaying Lois Colley appeared in courtroom on Thursday after the 2 sides met to debate a possible plea deal. 

Nothing was agreed to, and the district lawyer’s workplace is looking for a stiff penalty, Westchester County Decide Anne Minihan stated. 

Esdras Marroquin Gomez, 32, generally known as “Victor,” was arraigned final month on a cost of second-diploma homicide. He is accused of bludgeoning the eighty three-yr-previous North Salem socialite to dying with a small hearth extinguisher.

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Authorities said Gomez may have shown up to Colley’s home on Nov. 9, 2015 following a dispute with one of her relatives and killed her when she confronted him.

Gomez was a day laborer who had done work at the Colleys’ Windswept Farm, but because he was not a regular worker with long ties to the family, it was a few days before investigators sought to interview him. By then he had fled to his native home in Guatemala. 

He was recently was tracked down in Cancun, Mexico and deported by Mexican authorities to Guatemala on Nov. 10 — a day after the two-year anniversary of the slaying — and taken into custody by the FBI when his plane stopped in Miami.

Gomez is due back in Westchester County Court on Feb. 22. 


Westchester District Attorney Anthony Scarpino along with federal, state and local law enforcement announce the arrest of a suspect in the killing of socialite Lois Colley at a news conference in White Plains on Nov. 13,2017.

Colley was the wife of millionaire McDonald’s franchise owner Eugene Colley. She was found dead by a caretaker in the laundry room of their 300-acre hilltop property at 258 Titicus Road. New York State Police investigated and the FBI got involved once it became clear that the prime suspect was no longer in the United States.

Colley was known as a socialite who was dedicated to her family, including the couple’s four sons and grandchildren.

She was an active volunteer and contributed to numerous local causes, including the North Salem Open Land Foundation and the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The family was heavily involved in local fox hunting, and Colley, who previously lived in Brewster, was a longtime member of the Brewster-Carmel Garden Club.

The family made headlines in 2003 after Colley’s son, Bruce, had an affair with…