JAMESBURG, NJ - A dangerous blaze covered the evidence of two murders in a Jamesburg house fire last Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Jaree D. Kitchen has been charged with the first-degree murder of his father Clifford Kitchen. Now he will face the same charge in the stabbing death of Gregory Fischer.
Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief James. J. Craparotta of the Jamesburg Police Department announced today that 53-year-old Gregory Fischer, 53, of Jamesburg has been identified by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office as the second victim in the fire at a home he resided in on Sheridan Street in Jamesburg.
The Medical Examiner’s Office performed the autopsies, and determined the manner of death for both victims, Gregory Fisher and Clifford Kitchen, to be homicide. The cause of death being fatal stab wounds.
Jaree D. Kitchen, 21 of Jamesburg, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, aggravated arson in the second degree, hindering his own prosecution in the third degree, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree, and destroying physical evidence in the fourth degree.
He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing scheduled for November 13, 2019.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Jason Muller of the Jamesburg Police Department at (732) 521-0011, or Detective Deon McCall of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3848.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Jaree D. Kitchen are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.