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The Bobbitt Saga: From Feel-Good Story to Criminal Charges

November 16, 2018

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, Kate McClure, right, and Mark D’Amico pose at a Citgo station were they claimed Bobbitt purchased gas for McClure’s stranded car.

John Duchneskie, STAFF

A chronology of the GoFundMe campaign set up by Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico for Johnny Bobbitt Jr., based on the indictment by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and contemporary news reports.2017

Oct. 16: Kate McClure, 27, texts boyfriend Mark D’Amico about Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless man they had known for at least a month from frequent trips to SugarHouse Casino. “IDK why but that homeless guy by sugarhouse keeps popping in my damn head today.” D’Amico responds: “Dude I just thought about him!!” The exchange continues with them both wanting to help Bobbitt by providing him with food, clothes, the possibility of a job, and perhaps a house. McClure is a New Jersey Transportation Department receptionist who earned $37,548 in 2016. D’Amico is a carpenter who last filed state taxes for 2015, listing income of $15,417.

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