David Creato, Jr. pled guilty today to one count of first degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of his three-year-old son, Brendan, which occurred in Haddon Township in 2015.

Creato pled guilty before the Honorable John T. Kelley, who presided over Creato’s trial earlier this spring.  That trial resulted in a mistrial on May 31, 2017 when the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict .  In court today, Creato stated under oath that he recklessly caused his son’s death under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life by depriving Brendan of oxygen on October 13, 2015.

Under the terms of the plea agreement reached by Assistant Prosecutors Christine Shah and Kevin Moran, Creato will be sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State prison.  He will be required to serve at least 8 years and 6 months of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Brendan’s mother, Samantha Denoto, and other family members who attended the lengthy trial, were present in court for the plea.

David Creato, Jr. will be sentenced on September 29, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. before the Honorable John T. Kelley.

Released August 23, 2017