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Children Of Slain NYPD Detective Move Into New Home « CBS New York


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The children of slain NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia have moved into their new home just in time for Christmas.

The detective’s 20-year-old daughter Genesis Villella said she and her 12-year-old siblings — Delilah and Peter — are eternally grateful to the thousands of strangers who made it all possible.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Daily News Fund and Skyview Towers came up with the more than $800,000 to cover the cost of the fully-furnished, three-bedroom co-op overlooking the Hudson River in Riverdale. Maintenance payments will also be covered until the kids are through school.

Villella said seeing their new home for the first time took their breath away.

“There was a lot of gasps and screams. When Peter saw his room he just launched himself on his bed,” Villella said.

The children will spend their first Christmas in their new home without their mother, who was gunned down in an “unprovoked attack” on July 5 as she sat in a marked police van in the Bronx.

“It’s going to be really hard during the holidays, but it’s going to be really nice for me and my siblings to be able to start off the new year on a good note in a beautiful home,” said Villella.

A set of shelves in the living room will hold Familia’s photographs, tributes and awards.

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