An ex-con who stole an elderly woman’s Queens home now has a new place to crash — in the big house.
Darrell Beatty, 51, was sentenced to one year behind bars for his cunning con in which he used a phony deed to move into Jennifer Merin’s Laurelton home.
Merin, 72, said the ordeal — which required she jump through a slew of bureaucratic hoops before getting Beatty evicted — had caused her so much stress she had a heart attack in August.
"This crime has ripped my heart out, squashed my spirit, and left me in financial ruins. It has turned my life upside down I am 72 years old, and I am forced to begin building my life again,” she said before Beatty was sentenced.
“(My) home has been desecrated. It no longer exists, and I am bereft, heart broken, devastated. I am afraid to go on the property ... I have been in a constant state of inescapable and overwhelming fear, anguish, depression, and the daunting stress of financial duress.”
Beatty, who showed up late for his sentencing, did not address the court. His attorney declined comment.
Justice Michael Aloise, who recommended Beatty not be eligible for parole, called Merin’s statement “one of the most sincere and compelling I've ever heard.”