NJ Woman Accused of Killing Boyfriend
indicted on charges of murder and possession of a handgun stemming from the alleged killing of her boyfriend, 51-year-old Patrick Gilhuley.
Yesterday, the lawyer for Vertetis entered a plea of not guilty.
Vertetis is accused of shooting Gilhuley to death while he was trying to break up with her at her home. The victim was a retired New York City police officer who lived on Staten Island.Vertetis currently resides at the Morris County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Court documents state that he went to Vertetis' home on Apollo Way on March 3 to end their relationship. His daughter called police at 10 p.m. that night to say she was speaking by cellphone to her father while he was at the house, and she heard him scream that Vertetis was shooting at him.[…]
When police arrived, they saw through windows in the house a woman walking around with a phone and a man was lying on the floor by the front door.
Upon entering the house, they found the bloodied body of the victim and Vertetis crying, according to an arrest affidavit.