Paleigh Iannarilli charged with murder in Upstate New York

Paleigh Iannarilli appeared in a photo shoot

A New York woman has been arrested after a disagreement with law enforcement Monday over the fatal shooting of her mother, police said.

Paleigh N. Iannarilli23 years old, charged with one count of second degree murder after age 43 Theresa G. Nielsen was killed in Rome, NY on Monday afternoon. Police initially withheld the name of the deceased “until all notice [were] make.”

According to the Rome Police Department, officers responded to calls about shots being fired at a mansion near the campus of Mohawk Valley Community College in Rome just after 12 p.m. and arrived at the scene to find a person had been shot inside. in. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The defendant is said to have remained in the home when police arrived – and is said to have barricaded himself before the attack.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

According to Syracuse Post-standard, the stalemate was “short-lived”, and Rome police arrested Iannarilli shortly thereafter. In a statement, the RPD said there was “no active threat to the public” but asked “the public to avoid the area due to the dense police presence.”

During a local news broadcast, Utica NBC WKTV branch showed heavily armed and heavily armed law enforcement officers spilling onto the streets near Freedom Field in Rome during a lockdown. In that footage, the distressed-looking Iannarilli, dressed in black and handcuffed, is led into a police car.

Details of the fatal incident are scarce at the moment. Law enforcement did not initially say anything about a motive for the shooting.

However, an update later in the day from police showed that Iannarilli had killed Nelson during some sort of “verbal argument” with a “long gun”.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time,” law enforcement said in a Facebook post.

According to RPD, the investigation is still ongoing.

Iannarilli is expected to appear at the Rome Municipal Court for charges in the near future. She was placed on Tuesday morning and is currently being held in the Oneida County Correctional Facility without bail.

Monday’s murder marks an unfortunate and disgraceful milestone for Rome – the first murder of the year, follow Rome Sentinel. However, the shooting is the second homicide in broader Oneida County in 2022 so far after a murder in nearby Utica.

The last murder in Rome, a double stabbing, occurred in late October 2021.

Defendant is part of graduating class of 2017 at the Free Academy of Rome, Rome’s only public high school, located near the former site of the historic Griffiss Air Force Base.

Here is RPD’s first press release:

At approximately 12 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022, the Rome Police Department was dispatched to a firing call at 105 Milton Avenue. When we arrived, we learned that there was a victim with a gunshot wound in the house. After a short time, one person was arrested. One person inside the mansion died. No other party was injured. This is an active investigation and more information will be available as it progresses. There is no active threat to the public. We are asking the public to avoid the area due to the heavy police presence. Schools have been locked as a safety precaution and the lockdown has been lifted. If you need any information about this case, please contact the Rome Police Department TIP line at (315) 339-7744, or Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1 (866) 730-8477 or

[image via Rome Police Department]

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