UPDATE: Kingsford man charged with murder in Oregon to stand trial June 2023
Andrew Paul Geronimi fled charges related to a hostage situation in Norway; he was arrested months later in Oregon for murder.
LANE COUNTY, Ore. (WLUC) - UPDATE: The Dickinson County man arrested for murder in Oregon has been scheduled for a jury trial.
Andrew Paul Geronimi, originally of Kingsford, is charged with first degree murder, assault, burglary, two counts of attempted murder, and first degree arson— all felonies.
As TV6 previously reported Geronimi was originally arrested in Jan. 2021 for a domestic violence hostage situation in Norway. He was charged with unlawful imprisonment and felonious assault. Geronimi posted his $15,000 bond in March 2021, was released, and was later scheduled for a jury trial. When he didn’t appear for a court hearing, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest on May 21.
Three months later— on Aug. 9, 2021— Geronimi was arrested in Pleasant Hill, Ore. after police responded to the report of a shooting at a home on Hwy 58. Oregon news station KEZI reported that Geronimi shot and killed new mother, Caelen Bosisto. Geronimi also reportedly shot her husband Staton Bosisto, who survived.
Geronimi was originally scheduled for a jury trial last month. However, according to Lane County District Attorney Patricia Perlow, the first defense attorney on Geronimi’s case withdrew in Feb. 2022. A motion to postpone the trial date was granted.
Perlow said an amended scheduling order was entered by the assigned judge on Sept. 13. Now, Geronimi’s pretrial motions begin on May 3. He is scheduled for a jury trial beginning June 6, 2023.
Last published: Aug 12, 2021 4:56:58 PM
A man on the run from charges he faces in Dickinson County has been arrested for murder in Oregon.
According to court records for Lane County, Ore., 34-year-old Andrew Paul Geronimi, originally of Kingsford, is facing a felony second-degree murder charge, along with attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault and first-degree burglary charges.
Police were called to a home on Highway 58 near Hilltop Drive in Pleaseant Hill, Ore, at 6:34 a.m. Aug. 9 for the report of a shooting.
Oregon news station KEZI reports that Geronimi shot and killed new mother, Caelen Bosisto.
Her husband, Staton Bosisto, was shot in the head, but survived and was conscious before leaving for the hospital. His current condition is unknown. The sheriff’s office says the couple’s two-month-old infant was present in the home, but was uninjured. The child was placed with family members.
Deputies were informed by Stanton that his handgun was missing from the home.
While investigating the scene, deputies from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office spotted a man, later identified as Geronimi, with a handgun hiding in the bushes next to the driveway. After about 45 minutes, he surrendered to officers.
Geronimi was then booked into the county jail in Eugene, Ore., a short time later.
The sheriff’s office said there is still no known connection between the couple and Geronimi.
On Tuesday, Geronimi was arraigned at 1:30 p.m. pacific (4:30 p.m. eastern) on his charges in Oregon. His next court date in Oregon is Sept. 15.
A GoFundMe account has been started for memorial expenses for Caelen Bosisto and medical expenses for Staton Bosisto.
While this incident happened in Oregon, Geronimi was also wanted for charges in Dickinson County, Mich.
According to Dickinson County Circuit Court, Geronimi posted his $15,000 bond (10% cash/surety) on March 18, was released and was later scheduled for a jury trial.
In an original story, the Dickson County Prosecutor told TV6 that Geronimi should not be granted bond, because of a past history of domestic violence. It is unknown why the judge in this case decided to grant him bond.
Court officials told TV6 he was unable to be contacted by his attorney when he didn’t appear for a court hearing in May, so a bench warrant was issued for his arrest on May 21. That warrant is still outstanding.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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