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Prosecutor: Man Gets 30 Years for 2017 Murder

A Monmouth County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2017 shooting death of a Long Branch man, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Woman Who Killed Neighbor Gets 20 Years

A Monmouth County woman has been sentenced to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison for the 2016 fatal stabbing of her neighbor, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: 20-Year-Old Gets Life for 2017 Sex Assault, Murder of 11-Year-Old

The upstairs neighbor of 11-year-old Abbiegail Smith has received a life sentence in connection with Smith’s July 2017 sexual assault and murder, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Man Gets Life for Role in Murder of Red Bank Teacher

A Monmouth County man has been sentenced to a life sentence for his role in the 2009 killing of Red Bank Middle School teacher Jonelle Melton, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced late last week.

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Prosecutor: 22-Year-Old Gets 40 Years for Role in 2017 Murder

A 22-year-old Ocean Township man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in the 2017 killing of Brick man Trupal Patel, who had gone missing, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Thursday.

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Prosecutor: Three Men Found Guilty in 2009 Teacher’s Murder

Three men have been found guilty of the 2009 killing of Red Bank Middle School teacher Jonelle Melton, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Neighbor Pleads Guilty to Murder, Sex Assault of 11-Year-Old Girl

The upstairs neighbor of an 11-year-old has pleaded guilty to her 2017 murder and sexual assault, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Andreas Erazo, 20, of Keansburg, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to first-degree murder and first-degree aggravated sexual assault in connection with the July 13, 2017 death of Abbiegail “Abbie” Smith, who was found just hours after she was reported missing from her Hancock Street apartment in Keansburg.

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Prosecutor: Brother Indicted in Colts Neck Family Killings

A Monmouth County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against the brother of a Colts Neck man who was found dead along with his wife and two children just days before Thanksgiving, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Monday morning.

The indictment charges Paul J. Caneiro, 51, of Ocean Township, with four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree felony murder, two counts of second-degree aggravated arson, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose, one count of third-degree possession of a weapon (knife) for an unlawful purpose, one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (firearm), one count of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon (knife), one count of second-degree theft, one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted property and two counts of third-degree hindering apprehension of oneself, in connection with the slaying of his brother Keith Caneiro, 50, his sister-in-law Jennifer Caneiro, 45, his nephew Jesse, 11, and his niece Sophia, 8, on Nov. 20, 2018. 

The joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Colts Neck and Ocean Township police departments has expanded to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Paul J. Caneiro remains detained pending trial in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township. 

If convicted of Murder, Caneiro faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without parole on each count. Felony murder carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, subject to the provisions of the No Early Release Act (NERA). Aggravated arson carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison, also subject to the provisions of NERA. The remaining second-degree offenses each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison, while the third degree offenses each carry a maximum sentence of five years in state prison.   

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher J. Decker, Director of the Office’s Major Crimes Bureau and Assistant Prosecutor Nicole Wallace.

Defendant is being represented by Mitchell Ansell, Esq., and Robert J. Honecker, Jr. Esq. of Ocean Township.

Investigators continue to seek additional information about the case. Anyone with information about the Colts Neck murders and arson is asked to call Detective Patrick Petruzziello of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Detective Richard Zarrillo of the Colts Neck Police Department at 732-780-7323.

Anyone with information about the Ocean Township arson is urged to call Detective Brian Weisbrot of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Detective Christopher Brady of the Ocean Township Police Department at 732-531-1428.

— Press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Prosecutor: 22-Year-Old Faces 40 Years After Pleading Guilty to 2017 Manslaughter, Armed Robbery

An Ocean Township man pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated manslaughter and armed robbery in connection with the 2017 killing of Trupal Patel, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: 82-Year-Old Charged with Murder in Fatal Hit-and-Run

An 82-year old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a male pedestrian who was struck and killed during a hit and run incident on Friday evening in Asbury Park, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Facing Life in Prison for 2013 Double Murder

A Long Branch man has been convicted of murder and weapons charges in connection with the 2013 double murder of a couple found dead inside a Sairs Avenue apartment in the city, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. 

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