Ridge man gets 30 years to life for killing girlfriend

A Ridge man was sentenced Friday for the execution-style killing of his live-in girlfriend and the attempted murder of a responding police officer. Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison inside a Riverhead courtroom. He pleaded guilty to charges last week.

Jose Rodriguez was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison inside a Riverhead courtroom. He pleaded guilty to charges last week. (1/8/16)

RIVERHEAD - A Ridge man was sentenced Friday for the execution-style killing of his live-in girlfriend and the attempted murder of a responding police officer.

Jose Rodriguez was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison inside a Riverhead courtroom. He pleaded guilty to charges last week.

As News 12 has reported, police say Rodriguez fatally shot his girlfriend, 36-year-old Kimberly Sellitto, at his condo complex on Village Drive in Ridge in Nov. 2013.

Prosecutors said he used a high-powered assault rifle. He then barricaded himself inside his condo with his two young children inside, and allegedly fired six shots at police officers who responded to the scene.

 

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