A New York jury heard a secret recording where an accused murderer’s parents are apparently heard evicting him from their home and chastising him for stealing money from his two children’s college funds.
According to the Daily Mail, Rod Covlin had his then-girlfriend, Debra Oles, covertly record the heated 2012 exchange between him and his parents. In it, they can be heard claiming that Covlin didn’t work in the 12 years he was married to Shele Danishefsky.
“They won’t be able to go to college by the time you’re done with them,” Covlin’s father says.
Covlin was heard threatening his parents on the recording. The suspect said his parents wouldn’t see his children if they continued to claim he stole their college money. His mother then evicted him from their home and gave him three days to vacate.
“You’re a deadbeat,” she said near the end of the brief recording.
Another tape obtained by the outlet apparently caught Covlin admitting that he used his children’s college money so they could go on weekend trips and “escape from my parents.”
Covlin’s currently on trial for the 2009 murder of his estranged wife, Shele Danishefsky. He’s accused of snapping Danishefsky’s neck and staging the scene to look like she slipped and fell in the bathtub.
Prosecutors stated that Covlin killed his wealthy wife to gain control of her $5.2 million fortune.
According to the New York Post, Oles also testified that Covlin devised three plans to kill his parents years after Danishefsky’s murder. She stated that one of those plots entailed her driving Covlin to purchase a “black man’s wig and makeup,” which he intended to wear while attacking his mother.
Covlin never followed through with killing his parents. However, court testimony revealed he kept plotting their deaths as he was angry they evicted him gained custody of his kids.
The trial continues. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Featured Image: Shele Danishefsky Covlin/Handout]