Police officer shot girlfriend in apparent murder-suicide in Nutley, authorities say

On a report on NJ.com stated that, Nutley authorities have identified a couple that were found in what appears to be a murder-suicide yesterday.
The Essex County Prosecutor s Office confirmed today that Christina Prestianni, 37, and Christopher Minichini, 38, were found yesterday in the 300 block of Hillside Avenue, both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Authorities said they believe Minichini shot his live-in girlfriend, and then himself in an apparent murder-suicide.

The investigation into the deaths is ongoing, and pending autopsy results, authorities said.
Chief Anthony Ambrose also confirmed Friday that Minichini was 7-year veteran New Jersey state corrections officer.
Authorities said the couple lived together, but did not have any children together.

According to her LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, Prestianni owned and operated Pupcake Dog Grooming and Bakery in West Caldwell.

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