A Mahwah man sent to prison for 15 years for trying to stab his ex-boyfriend’s brother to death apparently won’t have to serve any additional time for cutting off his monitoring bracelet and disappearing for eight weeks, CLIFFVIEW PILOT is reporting.
Defense Attorney Robert J. Galluccio told Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi yesterday that a tentative deal has been worked out with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office to spare Paul Kramer a longer stretch behind bars.
“We’re discussing a sentence to be concurrent with the one he is already serving,” Galluccio said. “I anticipate there will be a resolution to the case.”
DeAvila-Silebi set a Feb. 19 for both sides to return.
Kramer is charged with fleeing and obstructing justice. He was living with his parents while awaiting what was to have been his October sentencing on an attempted murder conviction after he broke into his ex-boyfriend’s Lodi house in 2009, lay in wait for him and then stabbed the man’s brother.
Weeks short of the sentencing, Kramer cut off his monitoring bracelet and took off in his mother’s car.
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