NJ man beaten to death with shovel by his employee
MONTICELLO — A New York man who admitted to beating his boss to death with a shovel has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison.
Thirty-seven-year-old Rickey Bolden, of Monticello, previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a plea agreement. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports he was sentenced Friday.
Authorities say Bolden was employed as a maintenance worker at the Pardess Bungalow Colony in the town of Thompson when he used a shovel to kill 61-year-old John Ferrari, of Riverdale, New Jersey, in September 2016.
Police found Ferrari's body on the property two days later while investigating a missing person report.
Bolden apologized to members of Ferrari's family who were in court. As part of the plea, Bolden has waived his right to appeal the case.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.