CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The family of 15-year-old Nicole Angstadt, who was found slain in a vacant Middle Township house in 2015, confronted her killer at his sentencing Monday, telling him to “burn in hell.”
“You beat her. You raped her. You cut up her body. What kind of person can do that to another person?” Angstadt’s older sister Heather Bradley asked Charles Mosley at his sentencing.
Mosley, 35, formerly of Middle Township, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in December.
After an emotional confrontation in which family members addressed Mosley, Superior Court Judge John C. Porto imposed the maximum sentence allowed — 30 years in state prison.
Bradley shouted at Mosley at times during her statement.
“There’s not a reason, not an excuse in the world that a human being should do that to another human being, let alone a 15-year-old child. She was a baby,” Bradley said.
Many in the courtroom applauded after her statement.
Gerry Alexander, who uses a wheelchair, stood up and walked across the courtroom to sit at the prosecutor’s table before addressing her granddaughter's killer.
“Burn in hell,” she said, her breathing labored as she read her statement from a spiral notebook. When she finished giving her statement someone brought her an oxygen tank.
Mosley, in shackles and wearing a tan jumpsuit with Cape May County Jail stenciled on the back, stood during the entire proceeding and only turned his gaze away from the front of the courtroom when Angstadt’s family members made their statements.
Angstadt, who lived in Lower township, was found dead Dec. 14, 2015, in the crawlspace of a vacant house in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township. Two years later, Mosley admitted in Superior Court to choking Angstadt to death.
First Assistant Prosecutor Robert Johnson asked Porto to impose the maximum sentence. The statutory range is 10 to 30 years.
“He is a career criminal who has engaged in violent offenses before, and without a significant sentence like the one I’m asking your honor to impose, he will do it again,” Johnson said.
Porto handed down the sentence, citing Mosley’s “reckless and extreme indifference for human life.”
Mosley will receive credit for the time he has served, 783 days, and will be eligible for parole in 25 1/2 years. He is subject to the No Early Release Act, which requires that he serve 85 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for release.
Murder charges against a second man, Derrick Powers, were dismissed as a result of Mosley’s guilty plea.
Powers pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor and burglary, charges related to Angstadt’s killing, and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 8. According to the plea agreement, he will serve 10 years.
Dressed in matching purple “Justice for Nikki” T-shirts, Angstadt’s family declined to comment after the sentencing.