In 2004 Daniel Pelosi was convicted of murder in the bludgeoning death of Wall Street financer, Ted Ammon. Now, nearly twelve years later, Pelosi has hired a private investigator to search for evidence to substantiate his claim of innocence.
While working as an electrician Pelosi had an affair with Generosa Ammon, wife of Ted, who hired him to renovate her townhome. Pelosi was given 27 ½ years to life for murdering Ammon at his East Hampton beach home in October 2001.
Jay Salpeter is the private investigator hired by Pelosi to find evidence to help overturn his conviction, After meeting with Pelosi, Salpeter admitted that Pelosi’s moral character is not one of an angel, but added that he didn’t believe he was a murderer.
This is not Salpeter’s first involvement in a high-profile murder. In 2008 Salpeter helped overturn a murder conviction for Martin Tankleff who was accused of killing both his parents in 1989. He uncovered evidence connecting another man to the murder which led to an appellate court repealing the conviction. Prosecutors in the case decided against a retrial against Tankleff, who remains free.
Salpeter has already begun laying the groundwork with the claim that someone other than Pelosi murdered Ted Ammon. His theory states that Ammon had accidentally left his wallet at Generosa’s townhome after returning their two adopted children to her care. Inside the wallet contained a picture of Ted Ammon’s girlfriend and their child.
Salpeter contends that because Generosa was unable to have a child of her own, the photo enraged her and within 24 hours after leaving the wallet, Ted was murdered. While not specifically naming Generosa, now deceased, as a suspect, Salpeter believes he knows exactly who murdered Ted, but added that there’s still great deal of investigation that needs to be done.