A tragic incident occurred in Westchester County, where a top cancer doctor, Dr. Krystal Cascetta, took her own life and that of her baby in what police have described as a ‘murder-suicide.’
The distressing event unfolded in the baby’s bedroom at approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday in the town of Somers. Dr. Cascetta, a 40-year-old Hematology-Oncology specialist with Mount Sinai in New York City, was involved in the incident, told ABC7.
Further details about the baby’s age and gender have not been released by the police. However, a due date shared online suggests that Cascetta was expected to give birth in March of the same year.
Dr. Cascetta’s husband, Tim Talty, 37, was contacted by DailyMail.com but requested time to process the devastating situation. The couple married in a beautiful ceremony in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2019. At present, it is uncertain if they have other children.
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Somers is actively investigating the tragic incident, which they have confirmed as a murder-suicide. According to preliminary findings, Dr. Cascetta entered her child’s room and shot the baby before turning the gun on herself.
Dr. Cascetta and her husband lived in the Granite Springs area of Somers in New York State in their $1 million home. Tim Talty runs his own energy bar company, the Talty Bar, and frequently shared their cherished moments on social media.
Dr. Cascetta was a board-certified Hematologist and Medical Oncologist specializing in breast cancer treatment. She had a passion for running and fitness, and from a young age, she exhibited a natural inclination toward becoming a doctor, often caring for her dolls with gauze.
Her dedication to medicine intensified after her mother’s best friend passed away from breast cancer during her 8th grade. This experience motivated her to pursue a career in medicine and later led her to actively participate in breast cancer clinical trials.
Throughout her medical journey, she received numerous accolades and was well-respected among her peers and colleagues. Dr. Cascetta leaves behind a legacy of dedication to the medical field and a profound impact on those she served.