- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A former teacher convicted of gunning down her boyfriend will face sentencing this week in a New Jersey courtroom.

Virginia Vertetis was found guilty of murder in April. The jury rejected her testimony that she had shot retired New York City police officer Patrick Gilhuley in self-defense.

Prosecutors in Morris County said Vertetis shot Gilhuley without provocation.

Vertetis is facing 30 years to life in prison when she is sentenced Tuesday.

Vertetis’ attorneys will ask the judge to overturn the verdict for a new trial, saying the first trial was unfair.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide