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New Jersey Week In Crime – 19 February


A Central Jersey man is accused of killing his grandparents and a North Jersey woman is charged for killing a 90-year-old man.

Both have been taken into custody for killing 3 senior citizens and they are included in the list of individuals either indicted for or sentenced for the involvement in a wide variety of offenses that made news in New Jersey during the past week.

According to the authorities, a 20-year-old Branchburg man killed his 78-year-old grandfather and 65-year-old grandmother by beating them with a baseball. They were found lying dead in their bedroom.

2 women are facing charges for involvement in a crime linked to revenge.

A 40-year-old woman was charged for hiring 2 individuals to set the motor vehicle of her son’s rival on fire. A fourth individual was involved in the case, who was also charged.

A 32-year-old Orange woman had a relationship with a 90-year-old man whom she killed; details have not been released by the police. The male was found dead in his East Orange Apartment.

According to the police, a 29-year-old woman who called 911 again and again to get her former boyfriend in trouble was taken into custody. She told the officers on call that her ex-neighbor was beating his girlfriend. She was charged with:

  • 9 counts of making false calls to the 911 system
  • 7 counts of falsely incriminating an individual
  • 9 counts of making fake reports to police
  • 9 counts of harassment
  • 1 count of stalking

33-year-old Mount Olive resident was charged for having sexual relationship with a teenage student. She accepted that she had sex with him twice.

Authorities told that a 42-year-old Delran resident working as a teacher in jail was taken into custody for having a sexual relationship with an inmate. She was charged under the state’s sexual assault statute. She had sex with the inmate almost 20 times.

According to Wayne police, a Mahwah pair pretended to be representatives of a veteran’s charity and received donations of high amount. A 59-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were charged with wrongful impersonation and theft by deception.

A 44-year-old former mailman was taken into custody and accused of receiving $20,000 in paid injury leave from the U.S Postal Service while he was working on another job. He was charged for insurance fraud and theft by deception.

News Source: www.NJ.com

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