NEWARK, NJ - Anthony V. Casale Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for killing Megan Villanella, a pregnant mother from Verona.
Casale struck Villanella and her brother, Derek Longo, with his car in March 2017 while he was under the influence of heroin. Villanella and Longo were standing on the sidewalk on Lakeside Avenue and Pease Avenue, waiting for a bus to take them to work. Villanella died at the scene, and Longo was seriously injured.
Casale pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree causing serious bodily injury while violating a law to protect public health and safety.