SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before Judge Robert B. Reed.
Robertson recounted the murder and subsequent investigation:
Raritan Borough Police Department responded to a First Avenue residence at 3:15 p.m., Dec. 11, 2015 regarding concerns for the welfare of the occupants. Ince inside, they discovered the body of Kimberly Streath, 15, in the second floor master bedroom. Officers then cleared from the residence and preserved the house as a crime scene, while obtaining a search warrant. It was determined that Streath’s death was caused by blunt force trauma.
Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Crime Scene Units responded to conduct the investigation, in conjunction with the Raritan Borough Police Department. Detectives also located the deceased body of Streath’s mother, Sandra Guiseppe, 51, on the first floor of the residence. Her death was caused by blunt force trauma and ligature strangulation.
Detectives identified defendant as a suspect the following day as a result of their investigation Cadiz was arrested without incident.
The State was represented in this matter by Somerset County Assistant Prosecutor Frank P. Kolodzieski, II and Somerset County Assistant Prosecutor Anthony J. Parenti, Jr.