Contact Us

McInerney Eligible For Retrial, Say Judges

Bart McInerney, the former baseball coach at Saint Rose High School in Belmar serving 18 years for child endangerment, can apply for a new trial, says an appellate court in a ruling this week.

The 45-year-old from Spring Lake Heights was convicted three years ago. Prosecutors charged that he engaged players in sexually-explicit conversations, and paying them for text messages about their masturbation habits, between 2001 and 2007.

McInerney’s lawyer, Edward Bertucio, filed an appeal based on what he saw as inconsistencies in the trial.

“We believe there were substantial and numerous trial errors in this trial that warrants a new trial,” he said at the time. He found problems with jury instructions, evidence that he considered extraneous, and whether McInerney had supervisory authority over the teens.

Bertucio also contended that the judge should have declared a mistrial when jurors were believed to have discussed details of the case over lunch, before deliberations.

The family of Andrew Clark Jr., one of the 13 players involved, died in the path of a train in 2008 in a case that was ruled a suicide. His family blamed it on the abuse they claimed that McInerney inflicted.

The Newark Star-Ledger and Patch.com contributed to this story.

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!