PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are accusing the daughter of a deceased municipal judge in northern New Jersey of beating her boyfriend to death on Valentine's Day.
The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office says 59-year-old Andrea Consales is charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses. She's held on $1.5 million bail and faces a court appearance on Monday.
Police responded to her home on Valentine's Day and found her 44-year-old boyfriend, Giovanni Iuliano, on the floor with significant blunt force injuries. He died at a hospital.
The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/1s22XQg ) reports Consales' father, Leon, served as a municipal judge in five north Jersey towns in the 1980s and 1990s. He died in 2006.
It's not known if she has a lawyer.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com
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