Amalia Mirasola allegedly shot her husband six times while he was sleeping in 2010.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, September 10, 2012
A Butler woman accused of shooting her husband six times, killing him while he slept, in 2010 is scheduled for trial in December, according to NJ.com. Forty-seven-year-old Amalia Mirasola, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is wheelchair-bound, allegedly told Butler police, "I think I shot my husband," when they arrived on the scene on May 22, 2010 and found Carl Mirasola, 43, dead. But that statement, and others, should not be allowed as evidence in court, according to defense attorney Kalman Geist, because they were made before Mirasola was read her rights, as reported by NJ.com. Amalia Mirasola was indicted by a grand jury in March of 2011. A hearing to discuss dismissing the statements has been scheduled for Oct. 24 and Mirasola …
Sean McNear to appear in Morris County Court Feb. 6.
Butler Councilman-elect Sean McNear is expected to be sworn in to office Tuesday, despite awaiting a court appearance for a judge to rule on charges he had allegedly endangered the welfare of his child. McNear was arrested in November when authorities said he allegedly choked and punched his seven-year-old son, in addition to pointing a loaded BB gun at him over the past two years. He was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. McNear, 43, is one of two candidates who each ran uncontested for two open seats on the Butler Council. Butler Borough Clerk Mary O'Keefe said Thursday that she has not heard any indication that either …