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Christopher Gregor, NJ dad accused in son’s treadmill death, tried to blame boy’s mother, says grandma

The heartless New Jersey father whose son died days after he compelled him to run at excessive speeds on a treadmill, from which he was flug off and injured tried to blame the boy’s mom for his son’s dying.

Christopher Gregor, 31, is on trial for first-degree homicide and youngster endangerment in the dying of 6-year-old Corey Micciolo. Authorities have charged he had an extended historical past of abusing the the boy.

In courtroom Thursday, Gregor’s mom tearfully testified a couple of dialog she had together with her son on April 2, 2021 — the day Corey died.

Her voice cracking, a tearful Carol Gregor testified she acquired a name from her son instantly after the boy’s dying.

She claimed he was “hysterical, just hysterical’ and blamed the death on his ex, Breanna Micciolo.

Carol Gregor
Carol Gregor testified that her son tried to blame his ex-wife for killing Corey. Thomas P. Costello / Asbury Park Press / USA TODAY NETWORK

“He’s screaming on the phone, ‘what did she do to him?’ Carol Gregor told the court. “And I’m like ‘what’s going on?’ I called my husband, I’m flipping out. I’m screaming. We got in the car and went to the hospital.”

“He tells me Corey passed,” Carol Gregor continued. “I used to be so fearful. He was so adamant that one thing occurred when [Corey] was along with his mom. He stored saying ‘something happened to him,” according to video of the trial posted by Law and Crime network.

Corey had awoken earlier that day with slurred speech, nausea, and breathing problems. His father didn’t take him to the hospital till almost 4 p.m. when docs decided that the boy wanted to be instantly intubated, however it was too late.

Corey Micciolo
An post-mortem of Corey Micciolo confirmed indicators of continual abuse Family handout

Corey was pronounced useless at 5:02 p.m. An post-mortem dominated his dying a murder from struggling blunt drive trauma to his chest and stomach, lacerations and contusions to each his liver and coronary heart, and different indications of continual abuse.

Just over per week earlier than Corey died, his father had compelled him to run on a treadmill at an area fitness center. Video exhibits him turning up the pace till the boy was despatched sprawling to the bottom.

Christopher Gregor and Corey Micciolo
Christopher Gregor allegedly stated that the boy was “too fat” and made him run on a treadmill till he collapsed. Court TV

Gregor then picked his son again up and set him again on the machine till he fell once more a number of extra occasions.

Days later, Corey’s mom seen the accidents and reported the incident to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The boy was additionally taken to a hospital on April 1, the day earlier than he died.

During the April 1 go to, Corey allegedly informed docs his father had compelled him to run on the treadmill as a result of he “was too fat.” He was launched and despatched dwelling along with his dad.

As Corey was dying, Gregor didn’t stick round on the hosptial. Also in courtroom Thursday, a nurse testified he walked out of the hospital as they had been scrambling to maintain the boy alive.

“We were the only ones with him,” testified Lindsay Carnevale, a nurse on the Southern Ocean County Medical Center. “We were the only ones there.”

Gregor faces 30 years to life in jail if he’s convicted of homicide.

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