CHARLESTON — A husband filed a lawsuit against his wife and her lover claiming their plan to kill him ended with his being pistol-whipped to the head.
Roger Conti, 43, sued his wife, Carol Conti, and Joseph Eugenio, 39, for $10 million for the Feb. 4 attack that led to Eugenio being arrested and charged with assault, according to court documents.
Conti claims that Eugenio and Carol Conti, who was married to her husband for more than 10 years, plotted to kill or intimidate him so the pair could continue their relationship.
On the day of the attack, Eugenio repeatedly called to threaten Conti, who previously worked for Eugenio's West Shore Trucking, the filing says. Eugenio lured Conti to a "trap like" spot at the corner of Arthur Kill Road and Johnson Street, according to court documents.
When Conti arrived, Eugenio hit Conti in the head with a gun then fired a shot at Conti, which missed him.
Eugenio was arrested for the fight and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, harassment and attempted assault at his arraignment, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said.
Lawyers for Conti and Eugenio did not respond to a request for comment.