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Published: July 27, 2016

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Montville, New Jersey is a gorgeous town to live and work in. However, things can turn from great to very bad when you become involved in a domestic violence case. If you find yourself in this situation in the Township of Montville or elsewhere in Morris County, our lawyers are dedicated to advocating for your rights. Whether you are facing accusations for alleged abuse of spouse, you’re accused of harassing a former girlfriend or boyfriend, or someone you live with said you assaulted them in Montville, you could be subject to criminal charges and a permanent restraining order. Regardless of the scenario, our seasoned Montville, NJ domestic violence attorneys have years of experience successfully navigating cases like these. For more information, contact us at 908-336-5008 and speak with a lawyer free of charge.

Montville, NJ Domestic Violence Incident Precedes Murder Charges

The case of a man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend’s young child during a domestic violence incident at a Montville NJ motel could soon be headed to trial in Morris County, New Jersey.

The victim, a three-year-old toddler, was found unresponsive at the Knights Inn motel in Montville on April 10, 2015. Montville police officers were dispatched to the suspect’s motel room after receiving a 911 call about a child choking on food. When law enforcement got to the scene, it soon became clear that the toddler was not a choking victim; rather, he had likely been assaulted in a domestic violence incident. Montville NJ cops noticed that the victim had sustained severe bruises all over his body.

Additionally, police officers at the scene noticed that the victim’s mother had sustained bruises across her face and also had a black eye. Investigators with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office later determined that the suspect had likely assaulted the woman.

The young victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson New Jersey, where doctors tried valiantly to save him. Tragically, the small child was pronounced dead only a few days after being hospitalized.

Meanwhile, the suspect, a 29-year-old male who was reportedly living with his girlfriend and her son at the time of the homicide, was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Not long after the child died, the aggravated assault charges were upgraded to murder charges.

Morris County medical examiners later determined that the young victim’s death was attributable to blunt force trauma to his head.

Now it appears that the suspect in the homicide case could be headed to trial after failing to accept a plea deal offered by Morris County NJ prosecutors. The suspect recently made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown, for a pretrial hearing.

During the pretrial hearing, the superior court judge listened to arguments from both the prosecution and the defense about whether a videotaped interview with the suspect should be admissible as evidence at trial. The judge will likely issue a ruling on the admissibility of the video evidence in the weeks ahead.

For additional information about this case, read the article, “Battered Toddler Found in Montville after 911 Call.”

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If you are seeking assistance from a skilled legal professional who knows how to protect your rights and your interests in a domestic violence case in Montville or anywhere else in Morris County, contact us now. Our attorneys can handle any charge that you are facing, from assault to manslaughter and more.

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