Monday, April 29, 2013
New Jersey's highest court to hear Giuseppe Tedesco's bid to waive his right to attend sentencing.
The state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments April 29 and April 30 regarding the case of convicted Hopatcong killer Giuseppe Tedesco who is seeking to waive his right to attend his sentencing. The defense, along with the prosecution and victim Alyssa Ruggieri’s family, was required to submit briefs explaining why Tedesco should not be required to be in court for his sentencing, where he faces potential life imprisonment for killing Ruggieri in March 2010. In conjunction with Ruggieri’s family, the state argued the convicted murderer should be in court for his sentencing and said it was Tedesco that spurred the previous courtroom violence. During jury deliberations in January, a fight broke out among the Tedesco and Ruggieri …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Briefs filed by state, defense arguing convicted murderer's requirement to be in court during sentencing.
Guiseppe Tedesco’s defense believes he shouldn’t be present at his sentencing for the murder of Allysa Ruggieri because it may be dangerous for him to be in the courtroom, according to njherald.com. The defense, along with the prosecution and Ruggieri’s family, was required to submit briefs explaining why Tedesco should not be required to be in court for his sentencing, where he faces potential life imprisonment for killing Ruggieri in March 2010. In conjunction with Ruggieri’s family, the state argued the convicted murderer should be in court for his sentencing and said it was Tedesco that spurred the previous courtroom violence. During jury deliberations in January, a fight broke out among the Tedesco and Ruggieri families, and when a …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Guiseppe Tedesco's request to not appear during victim's impact statements being reviewed by Appellate Court.
A New Jersey Appellate Court will review a Sussex County judge's ruling to have convicted murderer Guiseppe Tedesco appear in court for his sentencing March 20, njherald.com reports. Tedesco was convicted on January 10 of killing Alyssa Ruggieri in Hopatcong after shooting her five times in March 2010 at her Durban Avenue home. The defense, prosecution and victim's family is being asked to submit briefs to the court by noon Friday so a decision can be made on whether Tedesco is required to be present when the Ruggieri family gives their impact statements, the report said. The appeal comes just a day after Judge Peter Conforti ruled Tedesco would be required to be present at his sentencing March 20. Earlier this week, court documents …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Giuseppe Tedesco charged with making terroristic threats as he was being transported to jail.
After being convicted of murder in state Superior Court, Giuseppe Tedesco was arrested on new charges of aggravated assault of a correctional officer and third-degree terroristic threats on Thursday. The officer he allegedly assaulted while being transported to a holding cell sustained a head injury and fractured fibula, according to Lt. Dave Rome of the Sussex County Sheriff's Office. Tedesco was also charged with obstruction of a governmental function. Tedesco, a 27-year-old Hopatcong resident, was found guilty of first-degree murder, possession of a gun and possession of a gun for an unlawful purpose Thursday. The murder charge stems from the shooting death of Alyssa Ruggieri, who was 22 when she was shot six times inside her Durban …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Attorney's request for mistrial denied in case of accused Hopatcong killer Giuseppe Tedesco.
Wednesday, January 9
A fight broke out Wednesday afternoon when a Sussex County Superior Court Judge dismissed the jury who did not reach a verdict after a second straight day of deliberations in the Hopatcong murder trial. The altercation was sparked by a comment made by a member of the public toward the defendant, Giuseppe Tedesco, according to the New Jersey Herald. Sussex County Sheriff's Officers controlled the chaotic scene and brought took both sides into separate rooms, the article said. Jurors in the trial in which Tedesco is accused of murdering Alyssa Ruggieri requested copies of the medical examiner's autopsy report in court earlier on Wednesday, according to the New Jersey Herald. Tedesco's trial has been ongoing since Dec. 4 and jurors could …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Request of the attorney of a man accused of murdering Hopatcong girl denied by judge, the New Jersey Herald says.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
The New Jersey Herald reports the judge presiding over the case of the Hopatcong man charged with murdering a borough woman denied a request from Giuseppe Tedesco's attorney to bar public and press from some hearings. Tedesco, 26, allegedly killed Alyssa Ruggieri, 22, of Hopatcong, in her home in 2010. He's being held on $1 million bail and faces up to life in prison if convicted. Defense attorney Anthony Iacullo petitioned Judge Peter Conforti to exclude the media from proceedings regarding Tedesco's alleged jailhouse confession to other inmates, the report said. But Conforti said the request was too broad, according to the report. In January, Assistant Prosecutor Seana Pappas said Tedesco became angered when Ruggieri refused to celebrate…