Katie is a member of the NJ.com / The Star-Ledger team, currently covering crime and breaking news, primarily in Morris and Middlesex Counties. She's previously worked at the Morris County Patch, Fox 5 NY, News 12 NJ and MTV News. When not writing the news, reading the news, or talking about the news to anyone who will listen, Katie enjoys crafting, cooking, and going to concerts.

'Black Out:' Chilling Details In NJ Cop's Alleged Murder Of Wife

JEFFERSON, NJ — A Newark police officer accused of killing his estranged wife and seriously injuring her boyfriend told investigators that he "blacked out" upon realizing the two were inside a bedroom together in the estranged couple's Jefferson Township home. Lt. John Formisano, a 24-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, said he did remember shooting Christine Formisano, 37, who was using the name Christie Solaro at the time of her death. He also remembered shooting her boyfriend, iden