Local Man Charged With Shooting At Home

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MARLBORO – A Whiting man was charged with firing into a home and vehicle in a neighborhood in Marlboro, police said.

  Joseph M. Galli, 27, of Whiting, was charged in the incident. Police said Galli had no connection to the residents of that home. No one was injured.  

  At approximately 3:30 a.m. on April 7, Marlboro Police responded to a report of shots fired on Dutch Lane. The investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Marlboro Police revealed that the weapon belonged to Galli. Projectiles were found in the home and a vehicle.

  On July 15, Galli was located and arrested. He has been charged with the second degree crimes of Aggravated Assault, Possession of Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons. 

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.

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  If convicted of any of the firearms offenses, Galli faces a sentence of five to ten years in prison subject to the provisions of the Graves Act, requiring him to serve a mandatory 42 months in state prison before becoming eligible for release on parole.  His maximum exposure on the Aggravated Assault charge is 10 years, subject to the “No Early Release Act (N.E.R.A.),” which would require him to serve 85% of any sentence before becoming eligible for parole.