As if the fancy Essex House doesn't have enough PR problems with a staff member accused of drunkenly murdering a businesswoman, it turns out that a semi-celebrity was also in danger! It's not affecting business, though. Chill out.
Essex House murder suspect Derrick Praileau has reportedly admitted to killing 44 year-old businesswoman Andree Bejjani. The Post says Praileau came into work drunk at 5 a.m., broke into Bejjani's room, and "just lost it." [NYP. Pic: Flickr]
Sigh. What's going on here? First there was poor Annie Le's murder at Yale. And now there's another murder an equally storied spot: New York's ritzy Essex Hotel. It's gruesome, sad and mind-bogglingly familiar.