Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Suspect In Home Invasion Attack On Dina Manzo Finally Indicted, Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison!

James Mainello, who man who allegedly beat former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Dina Manzo and her husband (then-boyfriend) David Cantin during a home invasion in 2017 has formally been charged, according to Page Six.

Mainello was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree aggravated assault, third-degree theft, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and third-degree criminal restraint via Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office press release.

Mainello faces up to 20 years behind bars if he is convicted of a first-degree crime and five to 10 years if he is convicted of a second-degree crime. The third-degree charges carry terms of three to five years behind bars, per the release.

“My client maintains his innocence and looks forward to his day in court,” Mainello’s lawyer, Marco A. Laracca, told Page Six. “He is not guilty and will be seen as such when facts come to light.”

As previously reported, Manzo and Cantin were injured and taken to the hospital after two masked robbers allegedly attacked them in May 2017.  The couple were met by a pair of masked thieves when they walked into their Holmdel, NJ, home on May 13, police said. One intruder repeatedly struck Cantin with a baseball bat while another hit Manzo a number of times.

The crooks bound the couple together and then made off with an undetermined amount of jewelry and money, according to authorities.

Photo Credit: MCPO; instagram

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