Marletta granted parole after serving less than four years for death of 15 year Atlantic Highlands girl
Toni Ann Marletta, the woman who killed 15 year old Marissa Procopio of Atlantic Highlands on Route 36 in Leonardo on July 7, 2015, has been granted parole. She is eligible to be released from State Prison on November 9, 2020.
Marletta was sentenced to seven years in state prison on December 2, 2016. She is scheduled to be released after serving less than fours years.
Marletta was convicted in a plea deal for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a death and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. She had alcohol and cocaine is her system when she surrendered to Middletown Police hours after the incident but escaped prosecution for vehicular manslaughter because she confessed to consuming the substances at home after leaving the scene. The state’s expert could not say beyond a reasonable doubt that she was impaired when she struck and killed Marissa.
Danielle Cordasco, Marissa mother, is devastated.
“Because after you take a child’s life as long as you leave the scene of the accident you won’t charged with homicide or manslaughter,” Cordasco said in a statement to MMM. “You will be able to trick the toxicology report into being inconclusive with when you ingested the cocaine and alcohol and you will only be charged with fleeing the scene of a fatal accident and that’s 7 years charge that is slowly dissipates into 5 years and then less with good behavior. “
“She killed my daughter when she was 15 years old. She will be released 2 weeks and one day before her 21st birthday (Nov 24).”