Joseph Aulisio Back in Court for Resentencing

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV) UPDATE: A judge has resentenced Joey Aulisio to 30 to life in prison. It will be 22 years before he is eligible for parole in the murders of Cheryl and Christopher Ziemba back in 1981. He has been behind bars for 38 years.

An Old Forge man is in court and may be resentenced for the murder of two children in Lackawanna County in the 1980s.

A decision could make 53-year-old Joseph Aulisio eligible for parole — starting today.

                He’s been behind bars for nearly four decades for the murder of eight-year-old Cheryl Ziemba and four-year-old Christopher Ziemba.

                Aulisio was convicted for both murders back in 1981 when he was 15.     According to a published report. He admitted to the killings of both children last year.

                His defense attorney is seeking a sentence of “time served.”

                We have a reporter in the courtroom and will bring you updates on-air and online as they become available.

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