About 20 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve, a teenager armed with a semiautomatic rifle slaughtered his family in their New Jersey home, and prosecutors are reportedly weighing whether to try his case in adult court.
The 16-year-old is expected to appear in court Tuesday and will likely face
murder charges for the deaths of his father, Steven Kologi, 44, his mother, Linda Kologi, 42, his sister, Brittany Kologi, 18, and family friend Mary Schultz, 70. He reportedly spared his brother and grandfather.
Local media identified the teen as Scott Kologi. Neighbors and friends in the family’s seaside town of Long Branch told the local Asbury Park Press that he was autistic, and has been homeschooled, unlike his siblings.
Scott used a Center Arms semi-automatic rifle to kill his family, according