The pair accused of killing a Staten Island teacher reportedly brought the dead woman’s children with them to transport her burned remains to a storage facility.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Michael Cammarata, 42, and and his live-in girlfriend Ayisha Egea, 41, have been charged with killing Jeanine Cammarata, Michael’s estranged wife who shared two children with the defendant. Just days before her death, Jeanine had filed for divorce from Michael and the two were due in court for a custody hearing the Monday following her apparent murder.
Jeanine’s burned remains were found in a storage facility in Staten Island in April 4, five days after she was last seen, and authorities believe she was murdered at or near her estranged husband’s home in Rockaway, Queens.
According to SILive.com, surveillance footage taken at the storage facility in Arden Heights showed the five children accompanied the suspects to dump the remains, but law enforcement sources said the children — two of Jeanine’s, and three of Egea’s — were likely “oblivious” to the fact that human remains were inside a plastic bin that the suspects left at the facility.
Michael and Jeanine’s children are reportedly in the custody of Michael’s sister.
According to ABC 7, the defendants were arraigned on Friday on charges of second degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, and concealment of a human corpse. They are due back in court on Monday.
[Feature image: Jeanine Cammarata/Courtesy of Jessica Pobega]