Dad Charged with Murder Chooses Not to Testify at Trial

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The New Jersey father charged with the murder of his 6-year-old son by making him undergo grueling treadmill workouts has decided not to testify in his trial.

According to autopsy reports, Corey Micciolo succumbed to blunt force trauma and sustained lacerations to his heart and liver. His father, Christopher Gregor, had compelled him to run on a treadmill in March 2021. Surveillance footage shows Gregor repeatedly increasing the treadmill’s speed, leading Corey to fall off face-first multiple times.

Gregor claims he brought Corey to the hospital after he woke up from a nap in a disoriented state. The child ultimately suffered a seizure and died at the hospital. Gregor is now on trial facing charges of child endangerment and first-degree murder.

Renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden testified that Corey’s death was due to sepsis caused by pneumonia, a statement that contradicts the prosecution’s expert testimony.

Former prosecutor Matt Murphy, speaking to Truth Voices host Chris Cuomo, described the trial as representative of typical child abuse cases in America.

“This is the way it always goes,” Murphy said on “CUOMO.” “You’ve got a child who is abused. The defense will almost every time call in experts to say that this was part of resuscitation efforts. This is happening all across America.”

Corey’s mother, Breanna Micciolo, reported suspected abuse over 100 times within 18 months, but no action was taken before Corey’s death.

Two days following Corey’s death, Gregor was stopped by Alcoa, Tennessee police for speeding in a construction zone. Bodycam footage shows Gregor blaming Corey’s mother for his death.

“If he (Corey Micciolo) didn’t have a drug addict mother, then he’d still be alive. That’s been going through my head this whole drive. She’s a special kind of dirtbag,” Gregor said, referring to Corey’s mother, Breanna.

Jessica Pryce, the author of “Broken: Transforming Child Protective Services,” stated on “CUOMO” that CPS must take responsibility for their inaction in this case.

“When I was in the field, there was this line between the family court and CPS … But I want CPS to realize that we can’t do child safety alone … We’ve got to be the leader because we’re the experts in (keeping) kids safe.”

Rich McHugh
Rich McHugh
Investigative Correspondent.

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