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Former Detective Pleads Guilty In Hit-Run Fatality Case

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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a retired police detective has pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a southern New Jersey teenager.

Sixty-four-year-old Anthony Scaltrito (skahl-TREE’-toe) of Hammonton pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident.

The charge stems from the death of 15-year-old Justin Montgomery, who was struck outside a 4-H fair in Hamilton Township in August 2010. The teen was pronounced dead just minutes after the crash, and Scaltrito turned himself in the next day.

Under a plea deal with Atlantic County prosecutors, Scaltrito will receive a six-year prison term when he’s sentenced June 15.

Scaltrito served for many years with the Hammonton police force.

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