The Heartbreaking Story of Corey Micciolo: A 6-Year-Old Boy's Tragic Death After Alleged Abuse by His Father

The Heartbreaking Story of Corey Micciolo: A 6-Year-Old Boy's Tragic Death After Alleged Abuse by His Father

In a heart-wrenching case that has captured national attention, Bre Micciolo, the mother of 6-year-old Corey Micciolo, is seeking justice for her son's untimely death. Corey was allegedly murdered by his father, Christopher Gregor, on April 2, 2021, after enduring months of reported abuse.

Nobody cared to stop the abuse

Bre Micciolo had been fighting for her son's safety for over 18 months, filing numerous reports with the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) and pleading with family court judges to intervene. Despite her efforts, Corey was forced to continue visitations with his father, even after incidents of physical abuse were reported.

Father claimed Corey was “too fat”

On March 20, 2021, just days before Corey's death, Bre Micciolo took her son to the hospital after he told her that his father had forced him to run on a treadmill as punishment, causing him to fall repeatedly and sustain bruising on his forehead and chest. Medical professionals documented the injuries, but a judge denied Bre's emergency motion to keep Corey in her custody until the investigation was complete.

Tragically, on April 2, 2021, Christopher Gregor called Bre Micciolo, informing her that he was taking Corey to the hospital because the child was unresponsive. Corey was later pronounced dead, having suffered blunt force trauma to the chest and abdomen. Gregor, who was studying for a master's degree at Johns Hopkins University, was charged with first-degree murder on March 9, 2022.

Video evidence presented in court shows Christopher Gregor and Corey using a treadmill at a gym, with Gregor seen putting the child back on the treadmill when he fell off[1]. Text messages between Bre Micciolo and Christopher Gregor on the day of Corey's death reveal a tense exchange, with Bre warning Gregor not to be "cocky" just hours before the fatal incident.

In the wake of her son's death, Bre Micciolo has filed a civil suit against the DCPP, alleging that the agency and its caseworkers failed to adequately investigate the reports of abuse she made concerning Corey and his father. The lawsuit seeks both wrongful death and survivor damages, with Bre stating, "This lawsuit will not bring my son back, but it will hold DCPP accountable for him losing his life to a monster."

The case of Corey Micciolo serves as a tragic reminder of the importance of taking reports of child abuse seriously and acting swiftly to protect vulnerable children. As the criminal trial against Christopher Gregor proceeds and the civil suit against the DCPP unfolds, Bre Micciolo continues her fight for justice, hoping to prevent other families from experiencing the same heartbreak she has endured.