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Suffolk DA: Sentencing Today for Manorville Man Guilty of Two Cold Case Homicides

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  12. September 2017

Riverhead, NY - September 12, 2017 - A Manorville carpenter will be sentenced today, Tuesday, September 12th, at 10:30 a.m., for murdering two women in 1993 and 1994, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
 
John M. Bittrolff, 51, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree on July 5th and will face 50 years to life in prison for the deaths of Rita Tangredi and Colleen McNamee.
 
The body of Ms. Tangredi, 31, of East Patchogue was found on November 3, 1993 in a wooded area off of Esplanade Drive in East Patchogue. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to her head and strangulation. On January 30, 1994, the body of Ms. McNamee, 20, of Holbrook was discovered in a wooded area south of the LIE. Ms. McNamee had been strangled and also had a blunt force injury to her head.
 
Bittrolff, of Manorville, was 27 years old at the time of the murders. He was arrested for the cold case murders on July 21, 2014. 

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