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Colonia man pleads guilty in wife’s murder


A Woodbridge Township man has pleaded guilty to killing his 32-year-old wife who was found dead in their home more than three years ago.

Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, pleaded guilty on Dec. 3 to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, admitting he bludgeoned to death Giorgina Nigro, who was found dead on July 22, 2015, in the home they shared on Devon Road in Colonia, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:01 a.m. An autopsy determined she died from blunt force and sharp force trauma, according to the statement.

In a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Lamountain and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Kirsten Fochtman, Nigro will be sentenced to 27 years in a New Jersey state prison. This term is subject to the No Early Release Act. As such, the defendant will have to serve 85 percent of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole.

Nigro was charged following an investigation by Detective Andrew Kondracki of the Woodbridge Police Department and Detective Craig Marchak of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Nigro is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Colleen M. Flynn on Jan. 22.

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