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Where is Joe Mannino now? Michael Hunter Murder Update 2022

Joe Mannino is a former medical student from Palmer Township. In 1992 he was charged with first-degree murder, but in 1994 a jury found him guilty of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter because the death was unplanned.

He was accused of giving his roommate Michael Hunter a dose of medicine that would have killed him. His attorney told the jury he just wanted to help the man with his headache. On July 29, 1994, he was sentenced to seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.


Mannino was also on the list of people monitored by the Correctional Authority at North Carolina Central Penitentiary. The medical student has not been charged with any other criminal offenses since then.

People often wonder where Joe Mannino went when his time in prison was up. He did what? So here is all the information we have on him.


What happened to Joe Mannino?

Joe Mannino was sentenced to seven years in prison, but he only served three. He completed his parole in 1997 and moved back to Pennsylvania, where he was born and raised. He graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 2007, ten years after being released from a North Carolina prison.

Mannino worked as a registered nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital after graduating (LVH). But in November, the hospital released him because he had a criminal record, which he hadn’t told them when he applied.


Joe was found guilty of a felony in North Carolina and charged with first-degree murder in 1992. But in 1994 a jury found him guilty of the lesser charge of “negligent manslaughter,” meaning he didn’t mean to kill the person.

Joe told the Board of Nursing that he couldn’t get a job in Pennsylvania, so he stopped telling people about his conviction. LVH hired him in April 2005, and after he earned his nursing degree in 2007, they gave him a raise.


Upon learning of his past crimes, LVH officers fired him from his job. Sources say Mannin has not worked as a nurse since he was discharged from Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Michael Hunter murders Joe Mannino Age

Joe Mannino was born on February 16, 1966 making him 56 years old. When his roommate, Michael Hunter, died, he was a medical student at the University of North Carolina. He would finish school in a week.


The former medical student said he gave him antihistamines to help with his migraines, but didn’t say he also gave him lidocaine, which killed Hunter.

On April 29, 1992, Michael received a lethal dose of Benadryl, Vistaril, and lidocaine. Gary Walston and Joe, who lived with him, reported his death to police. Another roommate was not there.


Joe also wrote a suicide note saying his roommate was sad because he had HIV. Based on Hunter’s writing samples, a forensic linguist refuted the suicide note, showing that the syntax and wording could not have been his.

When the notes were compared, it was clear that Hunter had not written the letters, but that Joe had them. Officers used a floppy disk containing the notes, a computer and a professional to determine if Hunter had written the suicide notes. Joe was ultimately found guilty.


Job for Joe Mannino

Joe Mannino’s full name is Joseph Mannino. In 1997 he ended his parole and went back to Pennsylvania. In 2007 he graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing with a degree in Nursing. At the time he was working as a data clerk at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

After graduating, Mannino got a job at LVH where he was responsible for quality assurance in the Office of AIDS Activities. As a nurse, he was allowed to administer medicines as prescribed by the doctor.


He cared for patients in many ways. He advised and taught them and made sure they did what the doctors told them to do. But in November 2008, when the hospital found out he had been convicted of a felony in North Carolina, they fired him.

Meet Joe Mannino’s family

Joe Mannino has not spoken about his family in any way. During his time at the University of North Carolina, he shared a room with three other people. Joe was found guilty by a jury of negligent manslaughter in the death of his roommate, Michael Hunter.