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Dominic Mineccia was sentenced Thursday, May 25, 2017, for driving his girlfriend, Nicole Grana, around instead of immediately calling 911 after he found her overdosed.
Gary Craig

 

The letters from ex-girlfriends and even an ex-wife portrayed Domenic Mineccia as a manipulative cretin with sociopathic tendencies, one who threw cigarettes at the hair of one girlfriend for fun and physically abused others.

County Court Judge Christopher Ciaccio Thursday used those testimonies as ample reason to sentence Mineccia — a man Ciaccio said had lived “a wasted life” — even more severely than the District Attorney’s Office requested.

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In April Ciaccio convicted Mineccia, 37, of tampering with evidence, criminal sale and possession of heroin, and endangering the welfare of a child.

On Christmas Eve 2014 Mineccia found his girlfriend, 24-year-old Nicole Grana, comatose in a bathtub in their Greece home. She had overdosed on heroin he’d given her; Mineccia did not know the heroin was laced with fentanyl.

Instead of immediately calling 911, he loaded her body into a car, along with their 16-month-old son, then drove her around. Finally, he returned to their home, took her body inside, and called emergency services.

Authorities suspect Grana died quickly from the heroin, and maintained that Mineccia acted as he did to try to cover up his complicity in her death.

In court Thursday, Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Buckley asked for the maximum sentence of nine years for the drug crimes,…