Rob was found guilty of second-degree murder in October 2012. “I’m so sorry for everything,” he said in court. When I say, “I can’t explain (what happened),” I really mean it.”
Rob also said that if he had shot Emmett, it would have been to protect himself.
He also said sorry to Emmett’s kids for what they had to go through at the time. Rob Hall was given a sentence of 30 years in prison, of which he must serve at least 17 and a half years before he can be released.
Rob is still in jail at Idaho State Correctional Institution in Kuna, Ada County, according to prison records. He will be able to get out in 2028.
Who Was Joseph Cerniglia From Kitchen Nightmares?
Joseph Cerniglia ran an Italian restaurant in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, called Campania. Not long after he bought the business, Cerniglia went on the show. But, much to his disappointment, it was already failing, and in eighteen months he had lost $120,000.
At the time of filming, the restaurant owed a lot of money and had to pay $80,000 to its suppliers. The restaurant owner, who was also a father of three, went to Ramsay for help. After the famous chef helped, things got more organized at Campania, and business started to pick up.
After Cerniglia was on the show, he won the Ultimate Chef Bergen County competition in his area. Inside Jersey magazine said that he was one of the top five chefs in New Jersey. People who met him liked him a lot because he was friendly and down-to-earth.
He loved the food very much and was an active member of the Slow Food Movement. He liked to support local businesses and cook farm-fresh food. His wife, Melissa, and their three sons, Evan, Michael, and Nicholas, will remember him.
How Did Joseph Cerniglia Die?
On September 24, 2010, in the afternoon, someone called 911 to say that they had just jumped off the George Washington Bridge. Soon after that, Joseph Cerniglia’s body, which was 39 years old at the time, was found in the Hudson River.
The New York Medical Examiner’s Office later said that the death of the reality TV star was caused by suicide. Even though he drowned, blunt force injuries were found on his body. These were said to fit with the story of how he fell off the bridge.
Even though Gordon Ramsay helped turn around Cerniglia’s business for good, his family acknowledged the condolences in a post on his Facebook page.
People were also asked to give money instead of flowers. This was done to help Cerniglia’s wife and children.
A few months before Cerniglia died, there were reports that he had been arrested on suspicion of being high on drugs. On July 15, 2010, someone called 911 and said that the owner of a restaurant had sniffed cocaine.
Sources say that he needed medical help right away because he was shaking and sweating a lot. Cerniglia was said to have been taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and then arrested afterward.
Also, Cerniglia’s personal life seemed to be anything but easy. His family said that he had been living apart from Melissa for a long time, but no legal papers were filed to prove it.
It was said that the self-taught chef was seeing a pastry chef named Jessica Marotta.
It’s not clear, though, if he and Marotta started dating before or after he broke up with Melissa. Marotta was saddened by Cerniglia’s death, and he wrote a touching post about it on Facebook.
A lot of people also blamed Gordon Ramsay and the reality show for Cerniglia’s death by suicide. But the family of the restaurant owner said that the celebrity chef had nothing to do with his death.
Cerniglia’s sister confirmed that he liked Ramsay and that being on the show helped his business. She also said that Ramsay’s behavior on the show was exaggerated and that he was actually a great person.
Kevin Wynn, who is married to Cerniglia’s sister, said, “Gordon had nothing to do with Joe’s death. I found him to be nothing but a gentleman while we were filming, and I have the utmost respect for him.
” He also said, “Joe’s family is very upset about this, but they don’t blame Gordon at all.”
Gordon Ramsay said in a statement about Cerniglia’s death, “I was lucky to get to know Joe during the first season of ‘Kitchen Nightmares.'” Joe was a great chef, and our thoughts are with his family, friends, and staff.”
Even though no one knows for sure why Cerniglia killed herself, experts have talked about the link between sharing your life on reality TV and how it affects your mental health.