Motty Borger, 24, dies in plunge after lavish wedding

A newlywed Brooklyn man, (Mordechai) Motty Borger, 24, has died at Lutheran Medical Center after a puzzling jump from a hotel room balcony less than 48 hours after his wedding.

Bride Mali was unaware of her husband’s fatal fall until she was roused by the hotel concierge. Borger, 24, is believed to have leaped from the balcony of his room at The Avenue Plaza Hotel in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Family and friends are puzzled at the young man’s shocking apparent suicide, describing Borger as “super energetic” and “the happiest kid on the planet.” Sources speaking to the NY Post said the young man appeared content and unlikely to take his own life:

“The guy was so full of life,” a friend said. “He was so happy to marry her.”

Friends said they couldn’t believe Borger would want to kill himself or that there could have been any marital strife.

“She’s a nice, sweet girl,” a friend said of the bride. “They have money, so that wasn’t a problem.”

However, police sources cite elevator surveillance tapes that tell a different story. Those sources describe Motty Borger as “emotionally disturbed” and describe a clip in which a visibly agitated Borger shares an elevator with his new wife, possibly indicating issues unknown to the couple’s family and friends.

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