A Mullica Township man was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for the murder of his wife, in their home on July 19, 2014.

Accordingo to Atlantic County First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill, Sergio DeRosa received the sentence from Judge John R. Rauh. This followed a seven day trial this past summer, where SeRosa was found guilty of the shooting death of his wife, 57-year-old Lynn DeRosa.

DeRosa had claimed that the shooting was an accident, and occurred while he was cleaning his gun.

The comments below are from Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy, who prosecuted the case:

“The defendant has spent three years since the crime trying to place blame on other people and taking no responsibility for killing his wife. In that time, the prosecution continued the investigation and did not give up. In July, a jury assigned responsibility to the defendant with a guilty verdict and now Judge Rauh has also assigned responsibility.”