Indictment handed up in 'Real Housewives' home invasion
Dina Manzo at the Woodbury Country Club in New York, on July 21, 2014. (Scott Roth / Invision / AP)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:00AM EDT
FREEHOLD, N.J. -- A man has been indicted in the home invasion of a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member.
James Mainello also faces robbery, aggravated assault and other charges in the indictment handed up Monday by a Monmouth County grand jury.
Prosecutors say the 51-year-old Bayonne resident and another man were waiting when Dina Manzo and her then-fiance David Cantin entered their Holmdel home in May 2017.
Cantin was beaten with a baseball bat, and Manzo was repeatedly kicked. They were bound with zip ties before the intruders made off with Manzo's engagement ring and cash.
Prosecutors say DNA on a zip tie matched Mainello's. Mainello's lawyer says he denies the charges.
Manzo and Cantin have since married.