A New Jersey man charged with the murder of a 73-year-old woman gouged out both of his eyes in prison while awaiting his trial. Story here.
SOMERVILLE – A hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled, finally giving an explanation six months later for the mysterious deaths, according to CBSNews.com.
A 50-year-old nurse jumped to her death from a parking deck in New Brunswick on June 5, 2014.
The woman, who is from Crosswicks in Burlington County, “fell to her death as the result of an apparent suicide,” police Capt. J.T. Miller said in a statement.
WEST MILFORD – Rutgers University student Darsh Patel of Edison was attacked and killed by a 299-pound black bear in Apshawa Preserve – about 45 miles northwest of New York City.
Officials say the attack was the first fatal bear-human encounter on record in New Jersey.
MONROE TWP — Veterinary technician Rebecca Malter was killed after the motorcycle she was riding collided with a car Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, according to media reports.
Lord Balatbat and Lolibeth Ortega, both 38, and from Jersey City were killed in Virginia when a tornado ripped up a tree that crashed into their tent, according to the Jersey Journal newspaper. Read the full story here.
A Union Township woman will serve seven years in state prison for causing the death of 22-year-old Steven Wall in October of 2010 by drunkenly crashing her vehicle into his, according to NJ.com.
William Parisio, awaiting trial in a murder case that led to a law outlawing “bath salts,” died in the Union County jail on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, according to the Star-Ledger.
A cause of death was not released.