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Man faces murder charge after woman dies

A 48-year-old woman was found dead on a street in Trenton, New Jersey over Memorial Day weekend. On June 2, an 18-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with her death. He was charged after authorities conducted interviews and watched surveillance footage. That was enough for them to identify the man leaving the 900 block of South Broad Street at about 11:10 p.m. on the night of the incident.

When police arrived at the location, they found the woman had suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. A neighbor said that he heard the woman screaming for help, but he couldn't see anything when he looked out the window of his home. In addition to the murder charge, the defendant was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Prosecutors want the man detained for the entire trial.

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend indicted for murder

On May 23, a New Jersey woman who was accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death was indicted on murder charges. The 25-year-old Trenton woman was ultimately charged with first-degree murder along with two weapons possession charges.

The stabbing occurred on May 6 at about 4:15 p.m. Trenton authorities reported they received a 911 call for a man who claimed that he had been stabbed. Officers arrived at the apartment, located in the 300 block of Clearfield Avenue, and found a 35-year-old man and the accused woman inside. Although emergency services arrived on the scene, the South Brunswick man died as a result of his injuries a short time after making the call.

Man accused of killing young woman charged with murder

A 19-year-old man who was accused of killing a young woman in New Jersey pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including murder, on May 15. He was charged with first-degree murder and robbery, disturbing or desecrating human remains, and tampering with physical evidence, among other charges.

The man was accused of killing the woman on Dec. 2 before stealing $10,000 in cash from her home. He then allegedly drove a vehicle that belonged to the woman's grandmother to a bridge in Freehold. With the help of a friend, he allegedly threw the woman's body over the bridge and into the water below before abandoning the vehicle on the side of the road. The body of the young woman has not been recovered.

Teen faces multiple charges after shooting

Police in Paterson, New Jersey, have reported that a 19-year-old man was taken into custody at his home on North 4th Street at about 6:30 p.m. on April 24. Authorities say that the man shot two people during the previous weekend, and one of the victims was killed in the incident. The man is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of the 19-year-old victim.

He is also facing an attempted murder charge for shooting at the other victim. In addition to the murder and attempted murder charges, he is also facing weapons and drug distribution charges according to police. The man was being held at Passaic County Jail and had a scheduled court appearance on April 25. Police at the time said that they were still investigating the incident and asked the community to contact them with any additional information.

Nurse loses license due to criminal charges

In New Jersey, a 33-year-old nurse has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child with the possession and distribution of child pornography. This has resulted in his license being suspended pending the resolution of his case.

A two-month investigation led up to the nurse's arrest. His home in Lakeview Terrace was searched, and investigators discovered that he had used his computer and other electronic devices to both view and share the illegal pornographic material.

20-year-old man connected to murder case

On March 30, New Jersey authorities reported that they have identified a second man who they believe was involved in a fatal shooting. The man, identified as a 20-year-old, was found by the authorities just one day after turning to the public for help.

On March 28, authorities reported that a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest and shoulder as he sat in a vehicle in Jersey City. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. A 19-year-old man had already been taken into police custody in connection to the shooting. Both were charged with first degree murder, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, in addition to other offenses.

Grand jury indicts New Jersey man for 3 alleged murders

A 20-year-old New Jersey man was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly sexually assaulting and murdering three women and attempting to murder a fourth between Sept. and Nov. 2016. The indictment was handed down on March 13.

The man is charged with murdering a 20-year-old woman, a 33-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman. The fourth woman, who is 34 years old, survived the attack on her. She was admitted to the hospital for treatment of her injuries in November and was later released.

Murder trial delayed by appeal of judge's ruling

A man who was 19 when he allegedly shot a 22-year-old man in 2010 is still in jail awaiting trial. The alleged shooting took place on Duncan and Olean avenues in Jersey City. His trial may be delayed again after the defense appealed a judge's order to have the man's lawyer removed. The man's trial was supposed to start in September 2015, and has been marked by several pretrial motions and the pregnancy of a witness.

Further delays occurred in February 2016 when three others were charged with witness tampering and conspiracy to murder two witnesses in the case. A new indictment was handed down, which mean that all four men would stand trial together. However, this also meant that the discovery process would have to start again. Pretrial motions would also have to be held again in the new case.

What happens when a driver refuses a breath test

When New Jersey drivers receive their driver's licenses, they agree to submit to a breath test just by using the roadways, which is due to the state's implied consent law. If drivers refuse to take a breath test, they could potentially be taken into police custody and be required to submit to a blood test at a hospital.

Even if a motorist is found to be under the legal limit for blood-alcohol content, he or she could still face severe consequences for failing to submit to a breath test including having to pay a $1,000 MVC insurance surcharge every year for the next three years. Failure to pay the surcharge could result in the motorist getting his or her driver's license suspended until the fee is paid off.

New Jersey man charged with 19-year-old woman's murder

A New Jersey man has been charged with the murder of a 19-year-old Neptune City woman who was last seen Dec. 2. Authorities allege the suspect, also a 19-year-old Neptune resident, strangled the victim during a botched robbery attempt in Belmar and threw her body off a nearby bridge with the help of a male accomplice.

Authorities began looking for the victim after her abandoned car was found on the Route 35 bridge over Shark River. Police have searched the river and surrounding areas, but her body has yet to be recovered. The suspect is accused of strangling the victim while trying to steal money from her. According to local media reports, both the suspect and the accomplice were friends with the victim on Facebook, but the exact nature of their relationship is unknown.

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