Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sergio De Rosa Found Guilty Of Murder

MAYS LANDING — Sergio DeRosa, of Mullica Township, was convicted of murder Wednesday for the shooting death of his wife, Lynn DeRosa, in their home in 2014, according to Atlantic County First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill.
The six-day jury trial took place before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge John R. Rauh in the Atlantic County Criminal Court Building.

DeRosa, 57, the former owner of the Old Bay Restaurant and Bar in Egg Harbor City, faces a sentence of 30 years to life in a prison, with a minimum of 30 years. He returns for sentencing Sept. 7, Shill said.
Mullica police went to a house on Pleasant Mills Road at 9:24 a.m. May 26, 2014, after a 911 report of the shooting death of Lynn DeRosa, 57, who lived there. The prosecutor’s Major Crimes Unit also went to the home.
An autopsy performed May 27, 2014, by Dr. Marianne Hamel, of the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, determined the cause of death to be a shotgun wound to the head and the manner of death a homicide.
In September 2016, a grand jury indicted Sergio DeRosa on a murder charge for purposely or knowingly causing the death of his wife.

The indictment superseded a previous indictment handed up by a grand jury in September 2015 of manslaughter by recklessly causing the death of his wife, Shill said.

DeRosa said he accidentally shot his wife while cleaning his gun, Shill said.
DeRosa had been free on $150,000 bail, with the stipulation that he not leave the state and wore a GPS location-monitoring device, Shill said. DeRosa was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after the announcement of the guilty verdict, Shill said.

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