Judge seeks medical records for inmate set to testify in Sussex County murder trial

Feb 28, 2012 Full story: The Jersey Journal 10

Superior Court Judge N. Peter Conforti, sitting in Newton, told the attorney for accused killer Giuseppe Tedesco that he must file a motion before the medical records of Bradford Mayne are released by the prosecution as part of the pre-trial "discovery" process.

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Charlie

Caldwell, NJ

#1 Mar 4, 2012
This article makes you wonder how strong the prosecutions case is against Tedesco, taking accounts from a mentally ill drug addict and presenting him as your star witness seems shaky and irresponsible, it makes you wonder what really took place.
OldNetcongReside nt

East Orange, NJ

#2 Mar 4, 2012
Charlie just so you know anyone that does drugs is classified as mentally ill since really the problem does stem from other personal problems. Easy diagnosis - mentally ill. If he stopped doing drugs and cleaned up he would no longer be mentally ill. This Tedesco guy is a horrible excuse for a human being. I am more familiar with the case than I care to be. Evidence was plentiful but now this is what a high priced attorney can do for you. On the attorney's defense though he is just doing his job either way. Personally I am glad the drug addict came forward for it though he is probably disturbed by the story. I am disturbed by it. Tedesco's background includes stalking former girlfriends and then slashing their tires. He has had several restraining orders against him. I wish he did not have that gun this probably would not have happened. This was a young smart woman who had her whole life ahead of her and would have done great things with her life, not running around killing people and slashing their tires when she did not have her way with people. He is a sick disturbed individual who I hope everynight when he goes to sleep the memories keep him from ever getting a good nights rest.
Charlie

Caldwell, NJ

#3 Mar 5, 2012
After reading the newspapers this Mentally ill dude was not only doing drugs, he self mutlated himself, suicide attempts, alcohlic etc. So you believe this guy is a good candidate to use for trial???? Was Tedesco formally arrested for past charges? Did anyone close to him new his history???? I BELEIVE every person is innocent until proven giulty..... very very sad for both families.....
taxidriver

Sparta, NJ

#4 Mar 11, 2012
i think the man who informed on tedesco did what he thought was right. i'm sure other inmates did not make it easy on him for coming forward. i wonder who is crazier though the man who came forward with what tedesco told him or tedesco for stalking old girlfriends and killing that poor girl. and who knows if what the defense attorney is saying is even true as he apparently doesn't have the informants medical records yet! i feel bad for the informant for that even being mentioned without proof. imagine how he must feel having that said about him without proof in an open court.
Mr X

Bronx, NY

#5 Mar 24, 2012
The man who informed is a childhood & lifelong friend of mine. Although troubled, he is telling the truth. His father was abusive, mother was distant & his upbringing was rough. I understand why he is the way he is. I'm not making excuses for him but I believe him with all my heart. He is not a bad person, just lost & I hope he finds his way. I am now 34 & have known him since that first day we met freshman year in high school. We partied & such. We all fell down & some of us got back up. A few of us died. He has been stuck in the middle most of his life. While I went a different direction he has had a hard time adjusting to life but that doesn't make him a liar. I think he is brave for what he did. Do you know what it's like to be a snitch in jail?? The defense is just trying to paint him as a liar because of his personal problems. I've known him to be many things but never a liar... Never.
Long time friend

United States

#6 Apr 18, 2012
Ive known the informant and was his best friend since I was an adolescent.i am 31 now. He had problems I say had because I have just learned of his death. Anyone who wants to pass labels on him as crazy or drug addict, I challenge you to show me all the perfection that surrounds your life and family. He was a good man and had a good heart. He was just trained from a young age to hate himself, I wont go into specifics ,but I know he struggled everyday. He was not a stark raving loon, and people mention suicide attemps or "self mutilation" these are actually text book psychiatric reations to the kind of abuse he went through. So these actions are not abnormal they are exactly the actions the psychiatric community would call"par for the course" .these things do not make him a liar. I think he was in a bad place , I know he was remiss about choices he had made in life. When he saw that he could actually do some good out of the terrible situation he was in he made the hard choice. I ask all of the "normal" people out there passing black and white simplistic views and labels on someone who was more than just a diagnosis or a villain who had a drug problem and wrestled that demon everyday, ask yourselves would you put your life in danger to do the right thing?
Long time friend

United States

#7 Apr 18, 2012
Charlie wrote:
After reading the newspapers this Mentally ill dude was not only doing drugs, he self mutlated himself, suicide attempts, alcohlic etc. So you believe this guy is a good candidate to use for trial???? Was Tedesco formally arrested for past charges? Did anyone close to him new his history???? I BELEIVE every person is innocent until proven giulty..... very very sad for both families.....
so I can assume youve never had any problems in your life or known anyone who has.and if you did I can only assume you cast them out of your life. He is not commiting a crime by coming forward ,and I know him he was completely lucid. But that doesnt matter now hes dead. I talked to him two weeks ago yes he was still struggling but he wanted to stay on the right path. Its disturbing to think some of the last stuff written about him was by assholes like you,reffering to him as nothing more than "the drug addict". A guy tries to do the right thing and your natural human reaction is to pick apart whattever imperfections the media has fed to you. Why you try talking to someone who knew and the joy he brought to them. You say he cant be trusted but the only person he ever hurt was himself. That doesnt make him a liar.your sources however, now they have a reason to lie.
Long time friend

United States

#8 Apr 18, 2012
taxidriver wrote:
i think the man who informed on tedesco did what he thought was right. i'm sure other inmates did not make it easy on him for coming forward. i wonder who is crazier though the man who came forward with what tedesco told him or tedesco for stalking old girlfriends and killing that poor girl. and who knows if what the defense attorney is saying is even true as he apparently doesn't have the informants medical records yet! i feel bad for the informant for that even being mentioned without proof. imagine how he must feel having that said about him without proof in an open court.
you need to read about drug addiction and mental illness before you make statements as though they are fact. Drug addiction is in most cases a symptom of mental illness ,not the other way around. There are certain drugs like most stimulants that after an extended period of time will cause the two sides of the brain to work seperately as opposed to a simbiotic relationship resulting in schizophrenia ,but that is not the case here. Drug addiction is not a form of insanity. Things like depression or anxiety can be amplified by drug use and withdrawl ,but his issues started with his dad not drugs. Just stopping use does not cure psyciachtric problems. In fact acute withdrawls which can lastsix months to a year after detoxification. These can include suicidal thoughts,severe depression, anxiety/panic dissorder, insomnia, in many cases symptoms worse than the ones a patient was selfe medicating or ones they never had before causing a self perpetuating wheel of disfunction, in which without the right circumstances in which to heal, will go on until total psychological breakdown (even without continued use) or death. My friend is dead. And I dont know if it has anything to do with this case. I talked to him a couple weeks ago and he was fighting a battle everyday. He wanted things right again in his life. I think what he was trying to do was a big step in the right direction for him. He was very smart just stuck. Ill tell you one thing i had known him for almost 20years and since I dont live in sparta anymore I didnt know about any of this till now and he didnt tell me so I know it wasnt about being a hero. But I cant help thinking about the last time we talked I couldnt put my finger on it at the time but his voice sounded strange. It was fear.
sorry

Stanhope, NJ

#9 Apr 18, 2012
So sorry for your loss and sorry for the loss of someone who lived a life thinking he was less than, not as good as and better off somewhere else. I can see your grief is real and this person sounds like he had very typical "real life" problems that he couldn't get away from. I believe he wanted to change and make a difference in the life he was given to live but couldn't find that difference. Drugs can alter, suspend and eventually halt one's life or desire to continue their life and it is heart breaking and frustrating when trying to help that person see different. Sorry for your friend. He did have a fair shot at his life and it's a shame he missed his chance at that.
Charlie

Caldwell, NJ

#10 Jun 14, 2012
Sorry for the loss of your friend.

Your long time friend had a lot of issues, he tried to plea a deal with the prosecutor to get out of going to prison or lesson his time. These people are call rats! I'm sure you have heard the terminology. In any shape or form was he telling the truth. He was trying to cut a deal and was only looking out for help himself and no one else......

Do you really really think that Tedesco would of given any information to him or anyone else.... you have to be mad to believe that.
I'm not taking side!!! Leave it up to the experts to decide Tedesco's faith........

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