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Freehold Man Sentenced to Prison for Weapons Offenses

Freehold Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Hector Calderon, 53, of Freehold, was sentenced on July 27, to ten years in New Jersey State Prison (NJSP) as a result of a previously entered guilty plea to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Additionally, Judge Blaney sentenced Calderon to nine years NJSP in connection with a second guilty plea to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Calderon was arrested on April 10, 2015 - along with co-defendant Daniel Romeodisantillo – in connection with the murder of Peyman Sanandaji, which occurred at a restaurant in Jackson on April 9, 2015.

Romeodisantillo was convicted of murder and is currently serving a thirty-year prison sentence in NJSP. Calderon was tried twice for murder and related weapons offenses; mistrials were declared in both trials, however, after the respective juries could not reach a unanimous verdict.

As a result, an agreement was reached between the State and defense whereby Calderon pled guilty to the weapons offenses, for which he has been sentenced to a total of nineteen years NJSP with a nine-and-one-half year period of parole ineligibility.