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Man convicted of killing estranged wife, her infant daughter

February 01, 2019 - 8:33 AM

VINELAND, N.J. - A man accused of strangling his estranged wife and suffocating her infant daughter has been convicted on two counts of murder.

A Cumberland County jury also found Richard Carrillo-Santiago guilty Thursday on two counts of unlawful disposal of human remains in the deaths of Neidy Ramirez and three-month old Genesis Ramirez. Their bodies were found in December 2015 at a nature preserve in Fairfield Township.

The 37-year-old Millville man faces consecutive life terms without the chance for parole when he's sentenced later this year.

Prosecutors say Carrillo-Santiago killed Ramirez and her child at her Vineland apartment. Ramirez was the mother of three, including one fathered by Carrillo-Santiago.

His lawyer had argued Carrillo-Santiago was a devoted spouse who was pushed into a blind rage by taunts Ramirez made about his manhood.

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