Austin Meli is a POS who was already serving a ten year sentence to abusing his two year old son and has now plead guilty in a New Jersey courtroom to the murder of his six week old son. According to court documents Austin Meli was caught on a hidden recorder admitting to killing his six week old daughter by suffocation because he had lost his temper. Now Austin Meli has to wait for sentencing and can receive a thirty year sentence which is the max for aggravated manslaughter. Like I said Austin Meli is a POS
Austin Meli 2022 Information
|Austin S Meli|
Sentenced as: Meli, Austin S
Birth Date:August 9, 1996
Admission Date:March 13, 2020
Current Max Release Date:September 8, 2027
Current Parole Eligibility Date:September 8, 2027
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A 23-year-old Wall man, already imprisoned for abusing his son, pleaded guilty Thursday to suffocating his six-week-old daughter, announced acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.
Austin Meli faces 30 years in state prison on the first-degree aggravated manslaughter charge. The sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act, which means that he must serve 85% of the sentence before being eligible for parole.
Meli is already serving a 10-year-sentence in prison for second-degree aggravated assault, two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree tampering with physical evidence in the abuse of his then-15-month-old son in March 2019, the same month his daughter died. The Prosecutor’s Office has recommended that the sentences run consecutive.
The daughter, identified as G.B. in court documents, died March 9, 2019, after she went unresponsive while in the care of her father, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Meli admitted to the girl’s mother in secretly recorded conversations that he had suffocated the infant until she was dazed, Assistant Prosecutor Ellyn Rajfer said at a hearing in state Superior Court in 2020.
He then gave the girl a bottle and, when she threw up on him, he admitted that he grew angry and suffocated her until she passed out. The girl never woke up.
Wall Township police were called to the home and the baby was rushed to Ocean University Medical Center in Brick, where she was pronounced dead.
Meli was not charged in her death until January 2020, after the girl’s mother turned over the recordings of her conversations with Meli to the police, according to court documents filed in the case.
While police investigated the girl’s death, they uncovered evidence of violent abuse against Meli’s son. Investigators at that time uncovered video from surveillance cameras in the bedroom Meli shared with the mother of his children. The cameras captured a series of violent acts by Meli against his toddler son that occurred in the days before his daughter’s death, authorities said.
The video showed Meli striking his son in the head and knocking him down in his playpen, picking him by the neck and violently shaking him, slamming the child onto a bed and pressing on his neck, and then throwing him back into his playpen, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Wall Detective Christopher Lisewski.
Meli was sentenced to 10 years in prison in March 2020 after pleading guilty to the charges of aggravated assault, evidence tampering and endangering the welfare of a child in that case.
The aggravated manslaughter case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutors Rajfer and Margaret Koping.
Criminal defense attorney Allison Friedman in Freehold represents Meli.
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Austin Meli is currently incarcerated at the South Woods State Prison in New Jersey