Mt. Olive Woman Charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and
Mount Olive Police Chief Mark Spitzerannounce that Virginia Vertetis, 51 years old, of
Mount Olive, New Jersey has been charged with the crimes of Murder, a crime of
the first degree, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1) & (2) and Possession
of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, a crime of the second degree, in violation
of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a.The victim
has been identified as Patrick Gilhuley, 51 years old, of Staten Island, New
Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz, P.J.Cr. set bail at $700,000 full cash, bond or
property.The defendant will be remanded
to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
On March 3, 2014, at approximately 9:59 p.m.,
the Mount Olive Police Department received a 911 call related to an incident at
2 Apollo Way in the Flanders section of Mount Olive, New Jersey. Patrol
units from the Mount Olive Police Department responded to the location, where the
body of Patrick Gilhuley was found.He
was pronounced dead at the scene. A joint investigation into the incident immediately
commenced.The investigation was
conducted by members of the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor's
Office, the Mount Olive Police Department, the Criminal Investigation Section
of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s
Virginia Vertetis was apprehended and charged by way of the above warrant-complaints with crimes
related to the murder of the victim on March 3, 2014.
with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris
County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200 or the Mount Olive
Police Department at 973-691-0850.
Prosecutor Fredric Knapp would like to thank the Mount Olive Police Department,
the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section and the
members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit whose
efforts contributed to this arrest.
criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the
defendant is presumed innocent unless and until she has been proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG
Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or email@example.com.