Prosecutor: Area Man, 24, Facing Murder Charges After Attacked Girlfriend Dies

A 24-year-old area man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend succumbed to the injuries she sustained in his alleged attack on her last week, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Sunday.

Alex J. Williams, of Wall Township, was charged with one count of first-degree murder after the victim passed away as a result of her injuries on Thursday, May 30.

The case background …

On the same day, May 23, at 9:22 a.m., Wall Township police responded to the parking lot of the Glen Oaks Apartment Complex. Upon arrival, officers found a female victim suffering from multiple significant injuries.

An investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Bureau and the Wall Township Police Department revealed that Williams allegedly repeatedly physically assaulted the victim with a machete, causing the injuries.

Williams had previously been charged with first-degree attempted murder, one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (machete). The endangering charge stems from the victim’s child being in the general proximity at the time of the attack.

Williams was arrested without incident and transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pending a detention hearing tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 7, at 9 a.m. in Monmouth County Superior Court before Superior Court Judge Richard W. English.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office