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MAYS LANDING - A former South Jersey restaurant owner convicted of fatally shooting his wife in the head is going to state prison.
Sergio DeRosa received a 30-year sentence on Tuesday.
DeRosa was convicted in July on a murder charge for the May 2014 death of 57-year-old Lynn DeRosa at their Mullica Township home. The couple owned the Old Bay Restaurant & Bar in Egg Harbor City.
Atlantic County prosecutors say DeRosa shot his wife in the head with a shotgun.
He says he accidentally shot his wife while cleaning the gun. In an interview with police that was played to jurors, he cursed himself for putting a live round into the gun and pulling the trigger.
DeRosa’s daughter-in-law testified the couple argued about money and DeRosa said he took $80,000 from a safety deposit box.