Morris Plea Deal Paves Way for Pennsylvania Homicide Trial
Philip Cise charged with stealing truck in Jefferson, using a weapon in Rockaway, and homicide in Pennsylvania.
A Dover man took a plea bargain Monday for various charges in Morris County that will allow him to be expedited to Pennsylvania and stand trial on charges of killing a 20-year-old Paramus woman with his vehicle, according to an nj.com report.
By taking the plea deal, Philip Cise, 48, will be sentenced to time already served awaiting trial, and allow Morris County to transfer him to a jail in Pennsylvania to begin his trial there, the report said.
Philip Cise was accused of demanding free food at a Rockaway McDonald’s drive-thru on July 2, 2010, and allegedly wielding an axe at another female customer. He pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of unlawful possession of a weapon, the report said.
Cise was also charged with stealing a pick-up truck in Jefferson on July 7, 2012, as well as theft by deception for allegedly stealing $20,000 from the county by claiming to have been injured in a crash involving a county-owned vehicle in 2008.
The former Long Valley resident pleaded guilty to unlawful taking of a means of conveyance for the vehicle theft, and had the theft by deception charge dismissed, the report said.
In Pennsylvania, Cise is charged with being under the influence of an unprescribed painkiller when he hit and killed Gabrielle Reuveni, of Paramus, when she was jogging in the Poconos on July 14.
Cise's sentencing is scheduled for April 26.