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Judge Orders Evaluation for Man Accused of Killing Sister

July 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Superior Court judge has ordered psychological evaluation for a man who was extradited from Canada to face charges for the October 2017 fatal shooting of his sister.

During a court hearing today, Judge Michael Toto granted a defense attorney's request to have the suspect, Arun Aftab, 34, of Perth Amboy, be evaluated, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

Shots Fired Outside Somerset County Strip Club, Two Suspects Arrested

MANVILLE, NJ – Two men were arrested and charged with multiple gun crimes in connection with a fight outside of a Manville strip club on June 23, according to authorities. 

Multiple 911 calls reported a large fight and shots fired at Foxtails Lounge at 39 South St. in Manville, at approximately 12:20 am on June 23 according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

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

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 ...

New Brunswick Man Charged in Sex Assault of Ex-Girlfriend

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city man was arrested today and charged with sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and assaulting a bystander who tried to intervene, Rutgers University police said.

Frank Ferraro, 26, was arrested and charged with sexual assault and aggravated assault, university police said.

They said the victim was attacked about 5:27 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Abeel ...

Police: Infant Dies from Methadone Overdose, Mother Charged 

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A South Brunswick mother has been charged with causing the death of her 2-year-old son after he ingested her methadone, according to a release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Raymond Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department. 

Lynn Bergans,34, of South Brunswick was arrested and charged Tuesday with reckless manslaughter and ...

Manville Man Charge with Sex Crimes Involving a Minor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 22-year old Manville man was charged with aggravated sexual assault (1st degree) and endangering the welfare of a child (3rd degree) after he was arrested at his home Thursday, June 21, according to a news release from Somerset County Prosecutor's office. 

Somerset County Prosecutor, Michael H. Robertson said Cornelio Felipe-Lopez, of North 4th Avenue, Manville ...

Newark Cop Convicted of Reckless Manslaughter for 2016 Fatal Shooting of Piscataway Man

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A Newark police officer was convicted of reckless manslaughter in the death of a man outside Paddy’s Place in Union in May 2016, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

The officer, Joseph Macchia, 37, was convicted of fatally shooting 37-year-old Michael Gaffney of Piscataway following an argument and fight at Paddy’s ...

Suspect Charged with Using Sword in Fight Over Parking Spot in Manville

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A Manville man has been charged with aggravated assault and other charges after police say he attacked another man with a sword in a dispute over a parking space.

The victim had attacked the suspect, Jared Razzano, 35, of North 9th Avenue, with a contractor’s four-foot level, according to the Somerset County  Prosecutor's Office, but he has not been ...

Two arrested in shooting during drug deal gone bad, police say

NEW BRUNSWICK - Two Atlantic County men were arrested for the shooting of two New York City men during a drug deal gone bad in New Brunswick early Tuesday, police said.

The suspects, Darnell Lewis, 19 and Christopher Gist, 18, both of Egg Harbor, were arrested Tuesday in Egg Harbor and each was charged with attempted murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and weapons offenses,  New ...

Franklin Township Forced To Turn Over Lawsuit Documents To Online Newspaper

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Somerset County Superior Court Judge ordered the township to turn over documents relating to notification of a discrimination lawsuit to the TAPinto Franklin Township online newspaper, court records show.

"At a time when public confidence in our government and institutions is waning, it is important to restore trust in these institutions,” TAPinto CEO, Mike ...

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