Scott Kologi, who is 20 years old, is going to jail for killing his family.
On December 31, 2017, Kologi shot and killed his mother, father, sister, and the woman who lived with his grandfather and was Kologi’s grandmother.
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY:
On Thursday, June 30, a New Jersey man was sentenced to 150 years in prison for shooting and killing four members of his family in 2017 when he was only 16 years old. Scott Kologi, who is now 20 years old, was found guilty by a jury in Monmouth County, New Jersey, of four counts of murder and one count of illegally having a weapon with the intent to commit a crime.
Kologi killed his mother, father, and sister, along with a woman Kologi’s grandfather and family thought was his grandmother, on the evening of December 31, 2017, less than an hour before the start of the new year. The Monmouth County prosecution says that the 16-year-old suspect pulled the trigger up to 14 times before shooting inside the home of Linda Kologi, 44, Steven Kologi, 42, Brittany Kologi, 18, and Mary Schulz, 70. All of the people who died were from the same family, the Kologis. The prosecutor’s office said in November 2019 that Kologi will be tried as an adult.
According to a press release released by the office on Thursday, Assistant Prosecutor Sean Brennan of Monmouth County said during the hearing, “These were evil acts done by someone who knew exactly what he was doing.” “He killed them just because he could. He killed them because that’s what he wanted to do.” Judge Marc LeMieux of the Monmouth County Supreme Court said that the murders have caused “unimaginable pain.” Kologi will be eligible for parole after he has served 127 years and six months of his sentence.
During the hearing, LeMieux is said to have said something like, “This court wants this defendant to never see the outside of a jail cell again.” “I really hope that one day you’ll realise how important what you’ve done here really is.”
Four people being killed at once
On the night of the murders, Kologi called his mother from his cell phone and asked her to come to his room. He killed her by shooting her after turning off the lights. When Kologi’s father ran to the scene to see what was going on, the attacker shot and killed him, too. Then, Kologi killed his sister, who had just come home from her first semester of college, as well as his grandfather’s friend.
Eyewitnesses say that Kologi wore earplugs to protect his ears from the noise of the high-powered weapon. He had even looked into whether or not the gun could be used effectively against police officers wearing bulletproof vests, just in case they showed up. Both Kologi’s brother and grandpa, who were in the house when the murder happened, were able to get out without getting hurt. Brennan said, “Even if they survived physically, they will still have to deal with the emotional scars of what they saw.” “What they saw will be impossible for them to forget.”
The lawyers for Kologi have asked the jury to let him go free on the grounds that he is crazy. Scott has been told his whole life that he has schizophrenia and autism, but he has never been treated for either one. In a previous interview with NJ Advance Media, Richard Lomurro, who represented Kologi in court, called this part of the case the “big tragedy.” The police said, “This is not the kind of person who goes to a concert and kills 20 people because they have extreme views or are full of hate.” A young man who had trouble with his mind had a very bad case of delusion. Back then, as much as he does now, he didn’t understand how bad the situation was or how his actions would turn out.
Lomurro has now been quoted in the Asbury Park Press as saying, “The simple fact is that Scott is not a cold-blooded killer.” [Citation needed] “Scott has always been very sick mentally. But he will serve his sentence in a state prison with other cold-blooded killers.