Ocean County man gets 35 years for killing neighbor with hammer

An Ocean County man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his 76-year-old neighbor with a hammer.

Alan Bienkowski was sentenced to 35 years for

Alan Bienkowski was sentenced to 35 years for killing his neighbor Anthony Verdicchio with a hammer. (April 15, 2016 6:50 PM)

An Ocean County man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his 76-year-old neighbor with a hammer.

Superior Court Judge James Blaney issued the sentence Friday for 57-year-old Alan Bienkowski in the 2013 murder of Anthony Verdicchio. He's also ineligible for parole for 30 years of that sentence.

Bienkowski was found guilty in February. He had nothing to say to the court after...

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