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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

[NJ] Sgt. Vanaman's murder-of-Barbara trial date tentatively set for March

...Vanaman, who is free on bail, was in court. He is charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of his wife Barbara...

Thank you to Susan Murphy-Milano for sending me the news

BRIDGETON: JUDGE SETS MURDER TRIAL DATE FOR MILLVILLE POLICE SGT. ROBERT VANAMAN

Vineland Daily Journal, NJ - 17 hours ago
January 27, 2009
[Excerpts] Cumberland County Superior Court Judge Robert Becker this morning set March 23 as the date to begin the murder trial of Millville police Sgt. Robert Vanaman. Vanaman, who is free on bail, was in court. He is charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of his wife Barbara... [Full article here]

MURDER TRIAL SET FOR MARCH FOR MILLVILLE POLICE SERGEANT
Press of Atlantic City, NJ - 3 hours ago
By JOHN MARTINS JMartins@pressofac.com
856-794-5114
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
[Excerpts] ...According to police, Robert Vanaman shot his wife twice in the chest during an altercation in the kitchen of the couple's Wedgewood Court home. [Defense attorneys Joseph] O'Neill has said that Vanaman acted in self-defense, and that Vanaman's wife attacked him with a kitchen knife, which resulted in several defensive wounds on Robert Vanaman's hands and arms. Prosecutors, however, have said that Robert Vanaman's wounds were mostly super-ficial and likely self-inflicted... "They say he faked the wounds himself," O'Neill said, adding that Vanaman spent three nights and four days in the hospital following the shooting incident. "Those aren't self-inflicted wounds. That's serious injury." [Full article here]

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