Daniel Pelosi

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Daniel Pelosi
Born Daniel Pelosi
(1963-08-02) August 2, 1963 (age 53)
Center Moriches, New York [1]
Residence Attica Correctional Facility
Nationality United States
Citizenship United States
Occupation Unlicensed Electrician
Employer Self employed
Known for Murder
Home town Manorville, NY [2]
Criminal penalty 27 years to Life - Aggregate
(June 2005) [3]
Criminal status In prison
Spouse(s) Generosa Ammon (2002-2003), Jennifer Pelosi (2006- ) [4]
  • Murder 2nd,
  • Intimidation Victim/Witness 2nd,
  • Grand Larceny 3rd (2004) [4]
Victims Robert Theodore (Ted) Ammon
Country United States
State(s) New York
Location(s) East Hampton, New York
Target(s) Lover's spouse
Killed 1
Weapons Stun gun, Blunt object[5]
Date apprehended
March 24, 2004 [6]
Imprisoned at

Attica Correctional Facility

Wyoming County, New York

Daniel Pelosi (born August 2, 1963 in Center Moriches, New York [3]) is the convicted murderer of Wall Street financier Ted Ammon, the widower of Generosa Ammon.


Pelosi met Generosa while seeking work as an electrician. Generosa, who was involved in a bitter divorce from Ammon, hired him to supervise the renovation of her townhouse, and they soon began an affair. Pelosi, who was also married with three children, stayed at Ammon's East Hampton home with Generosa and her two adopted children, and drove Ammon's Porsche Carrera. As Ammon hadn't updated his will to reflect his marital situation, Generosa inherited the bulk of his $97 million estate after he was found murdered. Pelosi married Generosa on 15 January 2002, one day after his divorce from his wife became final.

Murder and trial[edit]

While police investigated Ammon's murder, Pelosi was arrested for punching a crew member of a tour boat when the crewman refused to serve Pelosi more alcohol.[7] He was then charged with stealing $43,000 of electricity from the Long Island Power Authority.[8][9]

Before she died in 2003, Generosa cut Pelosi out of her will. He later challenged the will and a postnuptial agreement which entitled him to $2 million for legal fees.[10] He was arrested for Ammon's murder on March 24, 2004.[11]

Prosecutors theorized that Pelosi killed Ammon to ensure his new-found lifestyle. His former girlfriend testified that he enjoyed killing Ammon.[12] His father testified that Daniel had asked him how to get rid of incriminating evidence.[13] Convicted in December 2004,[14] Pelosi maintains his innocence.[15][16]

He pleaded guilty to witness tampering in his murder trial in exchange for dropping criminal charges against his first wife Tami and his fiancée; Tami was accused in a separate case of helping Pelosi steal $43,000 in electricity, while his fiancée, bank teller Jennifer Zolnowski, was accused of being his accomplice in the murder. With no charges pending against Zolnowski, she was able to marry Pelosi, and they wed before he began his prison sentence. She gave birth to their son on August 31, 2004.[17]

As of early 2017, Pelosi is incarcerated under Department Identification Number (DIN) 05A2706 at the Attica Correctional Facility and will be eligible for parole on October 14, 2031, at the age of 67.[3]

Media coverage[edit]

In 2005, the Lifetime Movie Network released the movie "Murder in the Hamptons". The movie is based on the true story of Ted Ammon's death.[18] Pelosi was featured on Dateline NBC in the episode titled "Mystery of the Murdered Millionaire" in 2008.[19]

In 2012, he was featured on an ABC News 20/20 episode titled "Revenge for Real: Murder in the Hamptons." [20] In May 2012, the Dr. Phil show, episode titled "High Society Whodunit: Murder in the Hamptions", interviews Pelosi behind bars.[21]


  1. ^ "Daniel Pelosi Height Weight Age Birthplace Nationality". celebriot.com. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  2. ^ LAMBERT, PAM (19 November 2001). "Death at the Top – Vol. 56 No. 21 | People". PEOPLE.com. Time Inc. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Pelosi page". www.doccs.ny.gov. New York State. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Love triangle No. 2: Hamptons killer in solitary confinement for a year over threats to his wife and her lover | Daily Mail". Daily Mail Online. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Beller, Peter C. (24 November 2004). "Stun Gun Used on Ammon, Expert Says". The New York Times. RIVERHEAD, NY. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Blanco, Juan Ignacio. "Daniel Pelosi | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers". murderpedia.org. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Suspect in ship assault is banned from alcohol". Associated Press. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. February 27, 2004. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  8. ^ GEARTY, ROBERT (September 9, 2003). "Pelosi's out to Zap Theft Rap". Daily News (New York). Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  9. ^ Millionaire's Husband Held in Electricity Theft New York Times 13 June 2003. Retrieved on 13 September 2008
  10. ^ Pelosi moves to challenge wife's will New York Newsday 25 February 2005. Retrieved on 13 September 2008
  11. ^ Electrician on trial in millionaire's killing Court TV via CNN.com September 8, 2004. Retrieved on 13 September 2008
  12. ^ "Daniel Enjoyed Killing Ted Ammon". CNN. October 27, 2004. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  13. ^ Defendant's Father Testifies at Murder Trial New York Times 22 October 2004. Retrieved on 17 May 2007
  14. ^ Pelosi Found Guilty Of Murder CBS News 13 December 2004. Retrieved on 17 May 2007
  15. ^ "Danny Pelosi Revisited: Murder In The Hamptons The Jailhouse Interview". WCBS-TV. February 1, 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  16. ^ Target of Hamptons Murder Probe Speaks ABC News 2 October 2004. Retrieved on 13 September 2008
  17. ^ HARMON, BRIAN (5 April 2005). "Pelosi To Say 'I Do' To Tampering Charge". NY Daily News.com. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  18. ^ "Murder in the Hamptons". mylifetime.com. Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC,. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  19. ^ Mystery of the murdered millionaire
  20. ^ Dubreuil, Jim (March 7, 2012). "Danny Pelosi, Convicted Hamptons Murderer, Claims Wife Wanted 'Revenge' on Multimillionaire Husband". ABC News. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  21. ^ "High Society Whodunit: Murder in the Hamptons | Dr. Phil". drphil.com. CBS Television. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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