ABETTOR SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON
IN 2006 OSSINING MOTHER’S DAY MATRICIDE
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Carmela Magnetti (DOB 5/12/76) of 156 Foshay Avenue, Pleasantville, New York was sentenced today to an indeterminate sentence of two and one third to seven years in state prison on her August, 2008 conviction after trial to two counts of Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree, class “D” Felonies and one count of Tampering With Physical Evidence, a class “E” Felony all relating to her roll in the death of Patricia Mery.
On Saturday May 13, 2006, at about 7:45 p.m. Westchester County Child Protective Services received an anonymous call from a female caller alleging that there was abuse of a child at 4 Yates Avenue in Ossining. CPS contacted the Ossining Police Department who responded and found the house locked and the lights off in the home.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2006, at approximately 12:45 p.m. the Ossining Police Department received a call from Michael Mery, the brother of Patricia Mery, who said the family had neither seen nor heard from his sister since May 11, 2006. Mr. Mery met the police at his sister’s house.
Upon entering he found his sister dead on the floor in the living room area of the home.
After an extensive investigation, Ossining police arrested Carmela Magnetti.
Anne Trovato (DOB 11/09/79) of 156 Foshay Avenue, Pleasantville, New York was tried, convicted and subsequently sentenced on January 29th, 2008 to an indeterminate sentence of twenty five years to life in state prison on her conviction to one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A” Felony and to a determinate sentence of fifteen years in state prison on her conviction to one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony, in the murder of her mother, Patricia Mery.
Assistant District Attorney Tim Ward, Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Lana Hochheiser, Deputy Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau, of the Career Criminal Bureau prosecuted both cases.