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Piscataway Man Sentenced to 66 ½ Years for Murder of Raritan Woman

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Christopher Koller, 41, of Piscataway was sentenced Thursday to 66 ½ years in a New Jersey state prison for the murder of Beth Bezek, a 31-year-old Raritan woman, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.

The sentence was imposed after Koller was found guilty by a jury on March 27.

During his trial, prosecutors said Bezek was visiting Koller at his Pond Lane home, where he forced her out of his third-floor window following an altercation on Halloween night in 2016.

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Bezek died the next day on Nov. 1 from severe blunt impact trauma to her head which was caused from the fall, said Carey.

Koller received a 60-year prison term for the count of murder which is subject to the No Early Release Act, said Carey. He will have to serve 85 percent of the term, or 51 years, before he can be released on parole. If parole is granted, he will be placed on five years of parole supervision.

Koller was also sentenced to 18 months for hindering his own prosecution, and a 5-year sentence for the possession and distribution of a controlled, dangerous substance, said Carey.

These two prison terms are to run consecutive to each other, and consecutive to the 60-year prison term and to his Violation of Probation out of Somerset County, said Carey.

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