Oct. 25, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
An ex-con who fatally stabbed a man in the 1990s died Friday after he crashed his motorcycle into a car at a Flushing intersection.
Samuel Geraci, 51, was riding his motorcycle southbound on 164th Street and 35th Avenue at around 2:45 p.m. when he struck a Toyota Camry traveling eastbound on 35th Avenue, according to police.
Geraci, who was released from prison in 2018, was flung from his BMW motorbike and hit the pavement, police said.
He was transported to New York Presbyterian Queens by EMS – with severe head trauma and torso injuries — where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The driver of the 2003 Camry, a 32-year-old woman, remained at the scene after the collision and was not injured. No arrests have been made and the police have yet to determine the cause of the crash.
Geraci was convicted of manslaughter in 1992 for stabbing a man to death at a Brooklyn nightclub two years earlier, according to the New York Daily News.
The court case was marred by witness tampering after an eyewitness in the case testified before a grand jury but then declined to appear at trial after threats – including one to “break his legs” – were made, the publication reported.
Court documents show the same witness received a $10,000 payout to keep his mouth shut while the trial judge commented on the scarcity of witnesses to the nightclub stabbing.
“In 30 years in this courthouse, I have never seen so many deaf and blind people in one case,” he said at the time, according to the publication.