Twenty Years Old Scott Kologi, Going To Jail For Killing His Family
On the 31st of December in 2017, Kologi was responsible for the shooting deaths of his mother, father, sister, and the partner of his grandfather, who was Kologi’s grandma.
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY:
On Thursday, June 30, a New Jersey man who had been convicted of shooting and killing four members of his family in 2017 when he was only 16 years old was given a sentence of one hundred fifty years in jail. A jury in Monmouth County, New Jersey, convicted Scott Kologi, now 20, guilty of four counts of murder and one count of unlawfully having a weapon for the purpose of committing a crime.
On the evening of December 31, 2017, less than an hour before the start of the new year, Kologi fatally murdered his mother, father, and sister, in addition to a woman Kologi’s grandfather and family assumed to be his grandmother. According to the prosecution in Monmouth County, the 16-year-old suspect pulled the trigger as many as 14 times before opening fire inside the home of Linda Kologi, 44, Steven Kologi, 42, Brittany Kologi, 18, and Mary Schulz, 70. All of the victims were members of the Kologi family. The announcement that Kologi will be tried as an adult was made by the prosecutor’s office in the month of November in 2019.
According to a press statement published by the office on Thursday, Assistant Prosecutor Sean Brennan of Monmouth County stated during the hearing that “these were acts of wickedness, carried out by someone who understood exactly what he was doing.” “He slaughtered them because he was able to. They were killed because he wanted to kill them.” According to Judge Marc LeMieux of the Supreme Court of Monmouth County, the murders have created “immeasurable pain.” After Kologi has served 127 years and six months of his sentence, he will become eligible for parole consideration.
During the hearing, LeMieux is claimed to have declared something along the lines of, “The intention of this court is that this defendant never see the light of the outside of a jail cell ever again.” “I really hope that one day you will realize how significant what you’ve done here really is.”
The killing of four people at once
Kologi had his mother come to his room on the night of the murders after calling her from his cell phone. He killed her by shooting her while the lights were turned off. When Kologi’s father hurried up to the scene to see what had taken place, the assailant shot and killed him as well. After that, Kologi proceeded to murder his sister, who had just returned home from her first semester at college, as well as the companion of his grandfather.
According to the eyewitnesses, Kologi protected his ears from the noise of the high-powered weapon by wearing earplugs. In the event that police officers showed there, he had even investigated whether or not the gun could be used effectively against officers wearing bulletproof vests. Both Kologi’s brother and grandpa, who were present in the house at the time of the murder, were able to flee the premises safely. “Even if they physically survived, they will still have to cope with the emotional scars of what they saw,” Brennan said. “They will not be able to forget what they witnessed.”
The attorneys representing Kologi have pleaded with the jury to acquit him on the grounds that he is insane. Scott has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and autism his whole life, but he has never received treatment for either condition. Richard Lomurro, who represented Kologi in court and was previously interviewed by NJ Advance Media, described this aspect of the case as the “big tragedy.” “This is not the kind of person who goes to a concert and murders twenty people because they hold extreme views or are seething with hatred,” the police said. A young man who struggled with mental illness experienced a severe episode of delusion. Back then, as much as now, he had any comprehension of the gravity of the situation or the consequences of his actions.
According to the Asbury Park Press, Lomurro has now been quoted as saying, “The simple line is, Scott is not a cold-blooded killer.” [Citation needed] “Scott has always suffered from severe mental illness. However, he will be sent to a state jail to serve his sentence with other cold-blooded murderers.