By Graeme Zielinski - Express-News
“This is about anger run amok. This is about a dysfunctional family that finally hit its boiling point. This is not ‘The Brady Bunch,'” O'Connell said.
David Lopinto, 29, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for murdering 58-year-old Charles Lopinto and to 15 years for shooting at his stepmother, Jocelyn Lopinto, 35.
But the jury deliberated from Tuesday into Wednesday morning before arriving at the guilty verdict.
Ten inches taller and more than 100 pounds heavier than his son, Charles Lopinto had been described by his ex-wife as a bullying, violent man who captured and drowned cats for no reason other than meanness.
At the time of the shooting, the son wasn't working and was living with his girlfriend in a converted garage at his father's home.
“He's raging like a bull,” Economidy said of the father before the son got the gun.