THE OFF-DUTY South Jersey cop and a second man who were beaten bloody in January by a group of Flyers fans outside Geno's Steaks told a city judge Thursday how the melee erupted.
After testimony from Woodbridge cop Neal Auricchio and his friend Michael Janocko, and after viewing video of the Jan. 2 beatdown, Municipal Judge Nazario Jimenez Jr. held the alleged ringleader and lone defendant for trial on all charges.
Dennis Veteri, 32, of Glassboro, is charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Veteri, who is out on bail, declined to speak after his preliminary hearing at the Criminal Justice Center. Janocko also declined to speak.