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Brigantine man charged in wife's killing held for court

Brigantine man charged in wife's killing held for court


MAYS LANDING — The Brigantine man charged in his wife’s murder will be held in jail until trial, a Superior Court Judge decided Friday morning.

Robert Declementi, 36, who is charged with murder in the Aug. 22 killing of his wife, Rachel, appeared virtually for the hearing before Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr.

His detention hearing was scheduled for last week, but it was postponed for Declementi’s lawyer, Steven Feldman, to receive and go over evidence in the case.

At 4:26 a.m. Aug. 22, police responded to a home in the first block of Girard Place, where they found Rachel Declementi, 30, unconscious and bleeding from her head near the front door, according to the affidavit.

An exam at the home showed Rachel had “multiple traumatic injuries to her head and face.”

Robert was also covered in blood and told officers that when she came in she “told me she cheated on me with someone from Applebee’s,” according to the document.

The manner and cause of Rachel’s death have not been released.

Declementi is being held in the Atlantic County jail. Contact: 609-272-7241 Twitter @ACPressMollyB

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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