UNION, NJ – A five-count indictment has been returned against a Union man charged with fatally stabbing his father in May, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Friday.
Jeffrey Adams, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree aggravated arson, third-degree hindering apprehension, and two related weapons offenses in connection with the death of his father, 59-year-old Michael Adams.
Union police and members of the Union and Irvington Fire Departments responded to a home on Van Ness Terrace and Stanley Terrace on May 8 at approximately 11:45 a.m. on a report of a house fire, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Melissa Spagnoli, who is prosecuting the case. Inside the home, first responders found the victim, and he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter, Spagnoli said.
A Union County Homicide Task Force investigation was subsequently initiated. Adams turned himself in to Union police that afternoon, and he was lodged in Union County Jail.
Anyone with information about this matter still is being asked to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Michael Manochio at 908-966-2287 or Detective Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492.