Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Constantino Nardolillo (DOB: 10/25/65), with a last known address of 71 Bellevue Avenue, Providence, pleaded guilty yesterday before Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl to first degree murder for the January 10, 2010 death of his wife, Ann Marie Nardolillo.
In accordance with the plea agreement, Nardolillo was sentenced to life in prison, to run consecutive to the six years he is currently serving as a probation violator. He was remanded to the ACI, where he has been held without bail since his arrest on January 13, 2010.
Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on January 10, 2010, Nardolillo bludgeoned his wife, Ann Marie, to death with a hammer. Leaving her body for a relative to discover, he then fled in a stolen vehicle with Ann Marie's debit card, which he proceeded to use at multiple locations.
"I hope that this plea – and the knowledge that this brutal killer will spend his life in prison – brings a measure of comfort to the family of Ann Marie Nardolillo," said Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. "This case is a sad reminder of the devastating effects of domestic violence. I commend the Providence and Warwick Police Departments for doing a tremendous job with this investigation; their combined efforts helped bring about this guilty plea."
Special Assistant Attorneys General Shannon Signore and Alison DeCosta prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General.