Bail has been set at $3,000,000 for George Calleia, a Holmdel businessman who recently won appeal of his 2008 murder conviction. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Ira E. Kreizman also demanded that the defendant turn over his passport.
Calleia was convicted of murdering his wife, Susan, in 2005. Her remains were found in an SUV at the NJ PAC in Holmdel. Last week, the NJ Appellate Division overturned Calleia’s conviction, holding that evidence admitted under the “state of mind” exception to the hearsay rule was improper. The evidence pertained to the victim’s statements that she intended to leave the defendant. Calleia faces life in prison if convicted of murder at his next trial.