NEW BRUNSWICK - A Woodbridge man will be sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to killing his 32-year-old wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced in a statement.
Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, pleaded guilty to a single count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter for the July 22, 2015, beating death of his wife, Giorgina Nigro, Carey said.
Police discovered the wife's body in the Devon Road home that the couple shared in Colonia, the prosecutor said. He said Giorgina Nigro was pronounced dead at 10:01 a.m. that day, An autopsy determined she died from blunt force and sharp force trauma.
Woodbridge police Detective Andrew Kondracki and Detective Craig Marchak of the county prosecutor’s office led an investigation that resulted in the arrest of the husband.
Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Lamountain and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Kirsten Fochtman, Nigro will receive a 27-year term in a state prison when he is sentenced Jan. 22, 2019 by Superior Court Judge Colleen Flynn in New Brunswick, the prosecutor said.
Nigro will be sentenced under the state No Early Release Act, requiring him to serve 85 percent of his prison term before becoming eligible for parole.