Alleged murder accomplice told to leave witness alone

A woman charged as an accomplice in the murder of an Ossining mother at the hand of her daughter appeared in court Thursday.

Anne Trovato is on trial for murdering her mother in May 2006. Her alleged accomplice, Carmella Magnetti, is charged with tampering with evidence and is accused of being involved in the scheme to kill the woman.

Magnetti was told by the judge to stay away from a witness who testified Wednesday that Magnetti?s family made threatening phone calls to him. Magnetti denied the charge.

In court Thursday, the jury watched surveillance video from the Pleasantville train station. That is where prosecutors say Trovato placed a call to child protective services, telling them a child was being abused at her mother?s address. When police arrived, they found the house locked and lights off. The next day the victim?s brother found her dead.

Trovato was officially charged with the murder in August 2006.

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