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 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Giuseppe Tedesco could face life-plus-20 years in state prison.
Thursday, January 10
Giuseppe Tedesco was found guilty of first-degree murder by jurors Thursday for the shooting death of Alyssa Ruggieri as a six-week trial came to a close, according to New Jersey Herald. Tedesco, a 27-year-old Hopatcong resident, was also found guilty of possession of a gun and possession of a gun for unlawful purposes. He could face life-plus-20 years in state prison, New Jersey Herald reported. Tedesco's trial for the shooting death of Ruggieri, who was 22 at the time of her death inside a Durban Avenue home on March 27, 2010, began Dec. 4. Ruggieri was shot six times in various places, including in the temple, nose, chin, hand, chest and abdomen. Ruggieri and Tedesco were friends, according to court proceedings. A .25-caliber handgun, …
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, December 20, 2012
Trial of Hopatcong man accused of shooting friend to death continues.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
As the murder trial of Giuseppe Tedesco continued this week, Tedesco told jurors and a prosecutor that the gun used to shoot Alyssa Ruggieri six times to death was, at one point, pointed at his own face. Tedesco described the series of events leading up to the shooting in a Newton courthouse on Wednesday. According to NJ.com, he told Sussex County Prosecutor Seanna Pappas that Ruggieri had left him several brief text messages before he visited her home, in Hopatcong, and a physical dispute ensued. Tedesco is on trial for the murder of Ruggieri inside her Durban Avenue home. Ruggieri was shot six times on March 27, 2010, including in the abdomen, chest, hand, chin, nose and temple. A .25-caliber handgun, which was allegedly used in the …