Colonia Man Pleads Guilty to Wife’s Murder
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Woodbridge Township man has pleaded guilty today for killing his 32-year-old wife who was found dead in their home.
Officials say Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge pleaded guilty to first degree aggravated manslaughter, admitting that he bludgeoned to death Giorgina Nigro, who was found dead on July 22, 2015 in the home they shared on Devon Road in Colonia.
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.
Police arrested and charged Nigro following an investigation by Detective Andrew Kondracki of the Woodbridge Police Department and Detective Craig Marchak of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation began on July 22, 2015, after police were dispatched to the home the couple shared on Devon Road in Colonia. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:01 a.m. An autopsy determined that the victim died from blunt force and sharp force trauma.
According to authorities, Nigro is scheduled to be sentenced in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Colleen M. Flynn on January 22, 2019.