The gun possession case against Dorothy Hirsch, the estranged wife of “Duck Sauce Killer” Glenn Hirsch, should be dropped over new DNA evidence, her attorney argued in a letter just filed.
“The DNA results indicate that nothing connects Dorothy to the firearms Glenn Hirsch kept among the possessions, which he placed in black garbage bags and boxes, which he then stuffed into a hallway closet,” attorney Mark Bederow wrote in a letter Prosecutor Thomas Salmon was filed in Queens Criminal Court on Saturday.
In September, a grand jury indicted Hirsch, 63, with gun possession after police found a cache of weapons at her home in Briarwood.
The Hirsches lived separately for years.
Glenn Hirsch shot delivery man Zhiwen Yan in Forest Hills on April 30, apparently over a beef, with the Great Wall restaurant cutting him down over duck sauce. Hirsch then killed himself on August 5 while awaiting trial.
He wrote in a farewell letter that his wife knew nothing about the guns in their apartment.
Bederow told the Post that there was enough DNA on only two of the guns to be tested.
Results from the coroner’s office show that one sample was 93.7 times more likely to come from someone other than Dorothy Hirsch and the other unrelated to her, according to a report submitted to the court.
“It’s not practical,” said Bederow. “She didn’t know what Glenn kept in a closet used exclusively by him and filled floor to ceiling with his stuff.”
Bederow had previously submitted an application for the proceedings to be terminated. A court filing alleged that Glenn Hirsch had abused his wife for years.
A spokesman for the Queens Attorney’s Office said it does not comment on ongoing cases.
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