Details emerge about New Jersey teen indicted of murdering parents, sister, family friend

LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- New sum are rising about a 16-year-old New Jersey child who authorities contend shot and killed his parents, sister and a family crony only before midnight on New Year’s Eve inside a home where they lived. The teen is approaching to make an initial justice coming Tuesday.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni pronounced a teen will be charged with 4 depends of murder and a weapons offense stemming from a sharpened that occurred late Sunday night, reduction than 20 mins before midnight on New Year’s Eve in a seaside city of Long Branch.

Prosecutors were deliberation either they would find to pierce a box to adult court. Investigators contend a teen did not have a rapist history.

A probable ground for a sharpened has not been disclosed. The purloin used in a sharpened was legally purebred to a proprietor of a house, Gramiccioni said. The teen’s name has not been disclosed, and it wasn’t famous Monday if he’s defended an attorney.

“Always smiling, not a aroused child or anything like that,” family crony Joe Rios told CBS New York.


Victims Steven and Linda Kologi (right) and 18-year-old Brittany Kologi (left).

The victims were identified as a boy’s parents, Steven Kologi, 44, and Linda Kologi, 42; his 18-year-old sister, Brittany, and 70-year-old Mary Schultz, who lived with a family.

 “Why’d he do that to my cousin? Why would he kill his possess mother? She was so good to that boy,” relations Walter Montelione told CBS New York.

“The Kologis were really caring, amatory people and always looking to do fun things with their kids,” Montelione told a station. “He was a good kid. He was, a small we know, delayed with training disabilities though he knows right from wrong.”

Relatives report Linda as a doting mother. Brittany was a beginner during Stockton University and they contend Steven worked mixed jobs to support his family.

“He desired his kids to death,” Pacheco told CBS New York.

Jalen Walls, 18, a neighbor who went to propagandize with Brittany Kologi, told that he frequently went to a Kologi’s house. He pronounced their 16-year-old son compulsory special assistance and was cared for by his mother. The teen did not attend a same open schools as his siblings, he said.

‘But he was entirely organic and comprehended what we were saying,’ Walls said.

Another family crony removed saying Steven Kologi recently.

‘I could never have believed this could have happened. They were all good people,’ Carmen Gaudious told a Asbury Park Press . ‘I only spoke to Steve 3 days ago. He looked good. It was cold so we didn’t contend much. He wished me happy holidays.’

Police responded to a 911 call of shots dismissed during a home only after 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Gramiccioni said. He described a sharpened as an removed domestic occurrence and pronounced a teen was taken into control but issue.

The teen’s grandfather and hermit were not targeted and left a home unharmed.

“It’s a terribly comfortless incident,” Gramiccioni said.

A family crony has set adult a GoFundMe page to lift income for a family’s wake expenses.

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