New Jersey men, Clarence Williams and Gerry Thomas, charged in double homicide tied to ‘Real Housewives’ star Kim DePaola’s burned car
Clarence Williams, 26, and 28-year-old Gerry Thomas both from New Jersey charged in double homicide tied to reality star Kim DePaola’s burned car
The white AudiS registered to ‘Real Housewives’ star Kim DePaola but used by her son, Chris Camiscioli, was found aflame last week
The bodies were found inside a burning vehicle, around 2 a.m., on Mar 17, on a street in Paterson, New Jersey
The victims, Aaron Anderson, 27, and 25-year-old Antonio Vega Jr., aka Tone, had been shot in the head, execution style, before the car was torched
Anderson had driven his friend, Camiscioli, to the airport a day earlier, but kept the latter’s car back for his own use
Clarence Williams and Gerry Thomas were arrested around 11 p.m. Monday
Both have been charged with felony murder, conspiracy to commit felony murder, robbery, arson
Williams was additionally charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon
Held in Passaic County jail without bond
Charged with murder, robbery and arson: Clarence Williams [left], and Gerry Thomas
a pair of career criminals from New Jersey have been charged in connection with the deaths of two men found shot execution style in a burning car owned by “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kim DePaola.
Police charged the pair with charged with felony murder, conspiracy to commit felony murder, robbery, arson. Williams was additionally charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to jail records.
“These people are savages and should first rot in prison,” DePaola previously said. “and then they will definitely rot in hell.”
Early Friday morning, around 2 a.m., two bodies were found inside a burning vehicle, Paterson Police Capt. Richard Reyes told NJ.com.
Victims: Aaron Anderson [left], and Antonio Vega Jr
Victim: Aaron Anderson was father of a 16-month-old son
Victim: Antonio ‘Tone’ Vega Jr. and his pal Anderson, were both executed with shots to the head before the car was set aflame
The vehicle was co charred, firefighters were forced to cut the roof off the car to get to the victims who were burnt beyond recognition.
Residents told the newspaper that they heard gunshots before the car was engulfed in flames, both victims had been shot in the head, police said
The victims were later identified by their parents as Aaron Anderson, a friend of Kim DePaola’s son, Chris Camiscioli and another friend,Antonio Vega Jr.
Reality star Kim DePaola and son Christopher Camiscioli
Police said the victims, identified by their parents as Aaron Anderson, 27, and 25-year-old Antonio Vega Jr. were shot in the head before the reality television star’s white Audi was set aflame on a Paterson N.J. street around 2 a.m. Friday, March 18. The victims were burned beyond recognition.
Anderson had driven his friend to the airport, Thursday night and kept the latter’s car. He allegedly used the car registered to DePaola without her knowledge.
Anderson was with Antonio Vega Jr., also known as ‘Tone’, when both men were killed. Both men were slain before DePaola’s Audi was torched on East 28th Street.
Although a motive for the crime has not been determined, investigators are looking into whether drugs were involved, according to NBC.
“No one should die like this,” DePaola said. “And no mother should have to be told that their son cannot even be identified.”
DePaola said Anderson was a friend who drove her son, Chris Camiscioli to the airport Thursday night and then used the car, typically driven by her son, though registered in her name, without her knowledge.
For reality star Kim DePaola, aka, Kim D – “These people who did this are savages and should first rot in prison, and then they will definitely rot in hell”
Vega, also known as Tone, was a friend of Anderson.
Anderson’s mother, Michele Ryerson, speculated that her son was likely executed for talking to the cops about someone accused of attempted murder and that his friend was killed as a means to get rid witnesses.
The 27-year-old was the father of a 16-month-old. ‘Tone’ Vega an expectant father, already had a young child also.
“Aaron was strong willed. He might have p—ed off the wrong person,” DePaola said. “These days, you say one wrong thing and someone comes for you.”
In a social media message shared by ‘Kim D’ on Sunday, the RHONJ star thanked fans and friends for their love, though she did not explicitly reference the incident.
“I am humbled by the outpour of love and support during this very difficult time,” she wrote: “My son and I are both safe. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims’ families of this truly horrific tragedy.”
The pair of suspects were arraigned on Monday.
DePaola appeared on 20 episodes of the Bravo reality show from 2010 to 2013, then launched a clothing store called Posche in her native Wayne, N.J.
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