Long Branch man convicted of strangling 40-year-old woman


A 23-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of beating and strangling a Long Branch woman more than two years ago. 

Christopher Aparicio-Reyes, of Long Branch, was found guilty of killing Jennifer Pizzuto, 40, on Dec. 13, 2015, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Pizzuoto was found dead in a second-floor bedroom in Aparicio-Reyes’ apartment on Rockwell Avenue in Long Branch.

Police arrested Aparicio-Reyes at a friend’s apartment on 6th Avenue the next day.

Aparicio-Reyes, who was convicted of first-degree murder after a four-day trial in Freehold. He faces 30 years to life when he is sentenced May 8.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

 



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