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Treadmill Trial: Accused Child Killer’s Mom Breaks Down in Court, Recalls Hearing of 6-Year-Old’s Death During Phone Call

Treadmill Trial: Accused Child Killer’s Mom Breaks Down in Court, Recalls Hearing of 6-Year-Old’s Death During Phone Call

The mother of accused New Jersey child killer Christopher Gregor took the stand Wednesday during the sixth day of the murder trial at Ocean City’s Superior Court.

Carol Gregor tearfully told the court that she recalled the day when she learned of her grandson’s death. The defendant is currently on trial for murder in connection with the death of his son, Corey Micciolo, 6.

Carol became emotional as she recounted a phone call from Gregor while she was at the hospital, where her grandson had passed away.

“What did she do to him?” Carol testified, recalling what her son said about the boy’s mother, Breanna Micciolo, according to DailyMail.

“So I call my husband I’m flipping out at the house….I was so worried. He [the defendant] was so adamant that something happened when he [Corey] was with his mother.”

Breanna Micciolo is not a suspect in her son’s murder.

When the prosecution asked why she didn’t remember the time her son her the news, she fired back that she “wasn’t looking at a clock” and  “was hysterical” hearing that her grandson passed away.

Breanna and Corey Micciolo/Justice for Corey; Handout

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Corey, who was just a few weeks shy of his seventh birthday, died in April 2021 from “blunt force injuries with cardiac and liver contusions with acute inflammation and sepsis,” according to an autopsy report.

In September 2021, a forensic pathologist concluded that Corey’s death was a homicide, attributing it to enduring chronic abuse. This included blunt force injuries to his chest and abdomen, along with a laceration on his heart, a left pulmonary contusion, and liver lacerations and contusions.

Corey’s mother, Breanna Micciolo, previously told CrimeOnline that although there were numerous warning signs of abuse, she felt the Department of Protection and Permanency didn’t do enough to help, despite her making child abuse reports.

Micciolo began taking photos of her son after she suspected something was wrong. She said she tried to get the judge to allow her full custody of her son in April, but it didn’t happen in time.

Gregor has pleaded not guilty. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Corey Micciolo/GoFundMe]