Smirking killer tells NJ judge that victim he butchered had it coming
TOMS RIVER — A New Jersey parolee who killed a fellow halfway house resident over an argument about football rolled his eyes and said the victim had it coming while being sentenced.
Twenty-six-year-old Anthony Strong was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty last month to stabbing Frank Campagna 90 times in October 2015.
NJ.com reports that Strong smirked and said in front of Campagna's family that "if he wasn't an (expletive), he'd still be alive."
Strong, of Point Pleasant, was living at the halfway house while on parole for a robbery charge. He and Campagna got into an argument while watching a football game, and Campagna punched Strong in the face.
One of the stab wounds penetrated Campagna's skull and entered his brain. Five penetrated his heart and another severed his carotid artery.
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