MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - September 19, 2009 Louis Ceresa of Northfield, who attacked Amanda Carmen inside
her parked minivan during a scheduled custody exchange in January,
was ordered Friday to serve 15 years. He had pleaded guilty in July
to aggravated manslaughter.
Prosecutors say the couple's 11-year-old son witnessed the
attack, and they and the boy's relatives agreed to a plea bargain
to spare him from having to testify. State Superior Court Judge
Bernard DeLury called the sentence "lenient," but accepted the
The 33-year-old Northfield man must serve 85 percent of his
term, or about 12 years, before becoming eligible for parole. He
told the judge he had "no excuse" for his actions.
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