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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    NJ - Susan Calleia, 43, found beaten & strangled, Holmdel, 20 Oct 2005

    A businessman is accused of beating and strangling his wife, then leaving her body inside her car at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, authorities said.

    George Calleia, director of sales and marketing at a financial services firm, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder. He had called 911 about 6:15 a.m. Friday to report his wife of 13 years, Susan, and her vehicle missing, Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin said.

    A high-powered financial executive beat and strangled his wife and left her body in her car in a secluded wooded area a mile from their $3 million Jersey shore home, prosecutors charged yesterday.
    George Calleia, 43, had reported his wife, Susan, missing from their stately red-brick Georgian house on Tranquility Lane in the affluent rural suburb of Holmdel on Friday at 6:15 a.m., according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis Valentin.

    Police found her car with her bludgeoned body inside the following morning in a remote section of the sprawling PNC Arts

    Police found Susan Calleia's body Saturday morning in a remote area of the arts center in Holmdel, not far from the couple's home on Tranquility Court, Valentin said. On Sunday, police charged Calleia with his wife's murder, alleging he beat and strangled her. The couple have an 8-year-old daughter, who is staying with school friends.

    An autopsy showed Susan Calleia, 43, died of multiple blunt force trauma and strangulation, Valentin said. He would not say what evidence prompted authorities to charge Calleia and whether there had been problems in the couple's 13-year marriage.

    At a hearing in Superior Court in Freehold yesterday, Calleia's attorney, Nikole Pezzullo, entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of her client and said she'll try to get a reduction in his $3 million bail.

    Judge Bette Uhrmacher said she would hear the request at a later date, but agreed with the prosecution's recommendation that Calleia's passport be surrendered and that he possibly be put on some type of monitoring program if he is eventually released on bail.

    "There is a strong flight risk in this matter," Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw said.

    Valentin said Calleia made a 911 call to police at 6:15 a.m. Friday to report his wife and her car missing.

    Susan Calleia, a stay-at-home mother, was active in events at the Ranney School, an exclusive school in Tinton Falls that her daughter attends. Five years ago, the couple moved to Holmdel from Manalapan where they lived in a more modest house.

    Their home in Holmdel is a sprawling two-story structure with a brick facade and a three-car garage on an acre of property on a cul- de-sac with only five other homes. Yesterday, neighbors asked police to keep members of the media from knocking on their doors.

    In September, Calleia joined Shadow Financial Services Corp. in Edison where he works as director of sales and marketing. He previously worked at Wachovia Securities, the Prudential Insurance Co. of America and Bache & Co, according to a Shadow announcement in September.

    Susan Calleia was described by a family member as a loving mother and wife. The relative, who asked not to be identified, said she recently confided that she couldn't see spending the rest of her life with her husband.

    The relative said Calleia was a controlling man who was meticulous to the point of being obnoxious about the things he owned.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
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    Nov 2004
    I would put odds that a)either the wife wanted a divorce and this "method" was seen by the hubby as "cost effective". or

    b)the wife had an affair

    c)the husband wanted the wife out of the way to persue a relatiionship with another women.

    After all they lived in a 3 million dollar house.........

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberLaw
    After all they lived in a 3 million dollar house.........

    huh? it's a vinyl sided development house with a "brick" facade. certainly better housing than most americans but $3 million?! i think someone is embellishing.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2004
    Some one may have made a mistake, but when I checked out a site for homes in this area, the starting price for a home is 300K. That is the starting price.........

    The average income for this area is 121K, as compared to 41K which is the national average.

    The house is a two story "Georgian mansion", with two story bay windows, 3 car garage, on cul-de-sac, in a very affluent area, with an acre of land on the Jersery shore. There are only 5 other house in this area.

    Did you see the picture in the New York Post, hardly a "vinyl" sided brick facade house that is part of a "development house".

    Even in my expensive city where the starter price for a house is 365K, this house would be considered "affluent" just by the apearance, especially on the Jersery shore, where real estate must be very expensive, especially in an "exclusive" affluent community on a street called "Tranquility Lane", where there are only 5 houses on a cul-de-sac.

    Did you look at the pic in the New York Post, it looks expensive..........very expensive.......

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    you can look it up if you like

    sale date: 03/08/00 price: 865000 CALLEIA, GEORGE & SUSAN

    this info from the monmouth county office of taxation. jeesh, you shouldn't believe EVERYTHING you read! ...and yes, it's vinyl sided on three sides, okay?

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    From August 2008:


    A Holmdel man convicted of killing his wife and leaving her body at the PNC Arts Center was sentenced to 50 years in state prison this morning.

    Superior Court Judge Paul Chaiet, sitting in Freehold, sentenced George Calleia, 46, to the lengthy stentence after he was convicted io killing his wife, Susan, who was 43.

    Friends of Susan Calleia had testified she wanted to divorce her husband, a wealthy software salesman, but that he tried to persuade her to stay in the marriage.

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