Funeral held for White Plains woman killed in Galleria Mall garage

Family and friends gathered Tuesday for the funeral of the White Plains woman killed inside a Galleria Mall garage.

Those who knew 56-year-old Connie Russo Carriero say she was a loving wife, mother and a dear friend. Friend Karen Sposato remebers Connie never staying after meetings to mingle but always went home to her two boys.

Police say Carriero was killed by level 3 sex offender Phillip Grant. He was charged with second-degree murder and weapon possession in the knife attack. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years to life in prison. Police say the incident was a random act and Grant was just looking for a white woman to kill.

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