Prosecutors are releasing new details in the case of a former suburban New York police officer charged in the killing of four men.
The U.S. attorney's office filed court papers last week accusing Nicholas Tartaglione (tahr-tag-lee-OHN') of strangling one of the men with a zip tie in a 2016 drug deal gone awry.
Prosecutors say Tartaglione fatally shot another victim. They did not say who pulled the trigger in the other two execution-style killings.
All four victims were buried on Tartaglione's property in Otisville, New York.
Tartaglione previously shared a Manhattan jail cell with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex charges.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Tartaglione. He has pleaded not guilty.
A message was left Tuesday with his attorney seeking comment.