Diego Pillco, 19, a construction worker, was arrested on second degree murder charges on November 6 in connection to last week’s death of indie actress Adrienne Shelly, 40.
Shelly’s death was originally assumed to be a suicide when her husband found her hanging from a shower rod in her Manhattan office on November 1.
However, according to CBS, Pillco now allegedly claims that he punched the 5-foot-2 actress after she complained about the noise he was making in the West Village apartment building where her office is located, killing her. He then allegedly admitted to dragging the body up to her office, and positioning her in the shower to make her death look like a suicide.
The medical examiner's office has not yet ruled whether the death of the actress -- who is best known for her roles in the films Trust and The Unbelievable Truth -- was a homicide or a suicide.
Shelly is survived by her husband, Andy, and daughter, Sophie, 3.