Sherry Heffernan Murders 2 In New Jersey

Sherry Heffernan
Sherry Heffernan

Sherry Heffernan is a killer from Pennsylvania who was convicted of the murder of her father and stepmother

According to court documents Sherry Heffernan was upset with her father 87-year-old John Enders after he cut the realtor out of his will

Sherry Herrenan would travel to her father’s home in New Jersey where she would stab to death her father John Enders and his girlfriend 75-year-old Francoise Pitoy

Police would make the gruesome discovery. At an autopsy it was determined both victims had been stabbed several times as well as shot

Sherry Heffernan would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to two life terms in prison

Sherry Heffernan Case

A 57-year-old Pennsylvania woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for fatally stabbing and shooting her father and his girlfriend in New Jersey in 2021.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced that on May 10, a judge sentenced Sherry Heffernan to two consecutive life sentences in New Jersey State Prison. In March, a jury found Heffernan guilty of the murders of her father, 87-year-old John Enders, and his girlfriend, 75-year-old Francoise Pitoy.

According to the prosecutor’s office, on Oct. 3, 2021, at around 4 p.m., Surf City Police officers responded to a home on North 7th Street, where they found the bodies of Enders and Pitoy. An affidavit reviewed by says police found blood all over the home, as well as bloody foot prints and a discarded rubber glove.

An autopsy determined Enders died of multiple stab wounds with “severance of the right carotid artery and blunt force trauma,” and he suffered a gunshot wound to the face. Investigators discovered Pitoy also died of multiple stab wounds and sustained a gunshot wound to the face. The victims’ deaths were ruled homicides.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Enders owned the home where the victims were found, but Pitoy often stayed with him.

Heffernan, a real estate agent, became upset because her father allegedly didn’t want her to be the broker on his house, which was listed for $1.9 million. A friend told police that Enders revised his will and took Heffernan and his other daughter out of it, reports.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Heffernan at her home in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 4, 2021. She has been in custody at the Ocean County Jail since her arrest.

Billhimer said, “This defendant will spend the rest of her life in prison. This is an appropriate sentence, and we are hopeful that this brings some measure of closure to the family and friends of John and Francoise.”

Sherry Heffernan News

A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to two life terms in the shooting and stabbing deaths of her father and his longtime girlfriend 2 1/2 years ago in New Jersey.

Sherry Lee Heffernan, 57, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania was convicted in March of murder and weapons offenses in the deaths of her father, John Enders, 87, and Francoise Pitoy, 75, Enders’ longtime live-in girlfriend. Both were shot and stabbed repeatedly in Enders’ Long Beach Island home in the fall of 2021.

The Asbury Park Press reports that Heffernan stood calmly Friday as an Ocean County judge imposed the pair of consecutive life prison sentences. Superior Court Judge Kimarie Rahill said the crime “was committed with extreme depravity” and ordered her to serve 63 years, nine months without possibility of parole for each murder.

Minutes earlier, Heffernan had sobbed as she professed her innocence and called the victims “priceless people” she would “forever miss.

“I really wish I was the one who was killed, that I was the one who died,″ she said tearfully in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of both victims. “ … It’s horrible to lose people you love and then be blamed for it.″

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