New Milford mom to get time served for keeping kids in filthy conditions
NEW MILFORD — A woman arrested in April when police found her children living in filth with dirty needles strewn about will be sentenced to time served in December, authorities said.
Jesse Annuziata, 35, was arrested after police searched her home looking for a bank robbery suspect in March.
Officers found the Jotham Road apartment shared with Curt Jones, 40, with decaying food near used heroin needles, bags of trash filled with dirty diapers and infested with vermin where three young children lived, according to court documents. Annuziata and Jones told police they were addicted to heroin, according to court documents.
They were arrested on drug and risk of injury to minors charges.
Jones was also charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree larceny.
He has pleaded guilty to the robbery and risk of injury charges, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 30 in state Superior Court in Litchfield. He is expected to be sentenced to 15 years, suspended after six years and followed by three years of probation.
Jones is being held in lieu of two $100,000 bonds.
Annuziata is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 1 in state Superior Court in Litchfield. She is expected to receive a five-year sentence, suspended after time served, followed by three years’ probation. She has been held in lieu of $100,000 bond since April 17.
The children were removed from the home by the state Department of Children and Families.