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NJ Father Guilty of Son’s Murder – NBC10 Philadelphia

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  • Christopher Gregor, now 32, was found guilty Friday, May 31, 2024, of aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment in the 2021 death of his 6-year-old son.
  • Corey Micciolo was found to have died following an investigation into a fall on a treadmill.
  • “Justice has finally been achieved for Corey,” said Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer

A New Jersey father was found guilty last week of killing his 6-year-old son on the treadmill, but avoided the most serious murder charge.

Christopher Gregor, now 32, was found guilty Friday, May 31, 2024, of aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment in the 2021 death of his 6-year-old son — previously identified as Corey Micciolo, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said.

“Christopher Gregor must live the rest of his life knowing that he, and he alone, was responsible for the death of his only son,” Billhimer said in a news release. “It is right and just that he should wear it. crotch.

“While nothing can bring this precious child back to his family, we hope that today’s jury verdict provides some semblance of peace and closure for those who knew and loved Corey. Finally, justice has been served for Corey.”

Gregor’s jury trial lasted six weeks, prosecutors said. He will be sentenced in August 2024 and faces up to 30 years in prison.

Ocean County prosecutors argued that Corey died from blunt force trauma he suffered when Gregor forced him to run on a treadmill in March 2021. The workout was captured on surveillance video showing Gregor continuously increasing the speed of the treadmill, causing his son to fall off. about six times face first.

Gregor was arrested in March 2022 after an expert witness determined that Corey died “as a result of a blunt blow to the chest and abdomen and determined the child’s death was a homicide,” prosecutors said.

During the trial, Gregor’s attorney, Mario Gallucci, said their medical experts would testify that the child’s death was due to sepsis caused by pneumonia. He acknowledged during opening arguments that viewing the tape would “deter” the jury but argued it had nothing to do with the death, which occurred about two weeks after the training.

Prosecutors also noted that the boy had bruises all over his body and that his heart and liver were lacerated. Gallucci said the bruises were from the treadmill and playing football.

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