Saturday, October 22, 2011

Man Gets Life Sentence For Pushing Wife Off Cliff

A man convicted of pushing his wife to her death off a 120-foot cliff in northern New Jersey nearly 20 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison.
A Bergen County jury had found Stephen Scharf guilty of murder in May. But the 60-year-old Hackettstown resident continued to maintain his innocence when he was sentenced Friday.
Scharf claims his wife accidentally fell from Rockefeller Lookout in Palisades Interstate Park in Englewood Cliffs on Sept. 20, 1992. She had filed for divorce two weeks before her death.

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