Toms River Dad Pleads Guilty
35-year-old Anthony Senatore of Toms River faces three years in prison after pleading guilty to leaving unsecured loaded weapons in his house that his 4-year-old son used to fatally shoot his 6-year-old freind last year. According to NJ.com, Senatore plead guilty Thursday to Child Endangerment for not keeping the weapon properly locked.
He will also have to surrender his weapons when sentenced, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.
On April 8, 2013, Senatore's son went into his house on McCormick Drive in Toms River and retrieved his father's loaded .22-caliber rifle in his parent's bedroom. Reports say the boys were pretend shooting when Senatore's son shot Brandon Holt.
A search of the Senator house also turned up a 12-gauge shotgun, two Harrington & Richardson shotguns and a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition in an unsecured location where Senatore's children ages 12, 8 and 4 had access, according to McClain. The case was taken over by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office because Senatore has relatives in Ocean County law enforcement.