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Christina G. Gill

My son Joseph D. Aiello was shot and killed on October 4, 2021. He was 39 years old. His accused murderer had only been released from jail six weeks prior; he was a convicted felon of numerous offenses, including assaults on police officers, dating back to 2015. He was on unsupervised probation. This person then went on a shooting spree, permanently disabling another man and shooting at several other people and cars.

I have been told by the DA’s office that where and when the accused got the gun is not relevant to the case. I disagree and wait to see if justice will be done. The trial is set for April 2023. The heartache of losing a child to senseless violence, no matter what age, is one of constant sorrow.

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