NJ woman, 24, fatally stabbed man during argument, police say
NEPTUNE — A 24-year-old Monmouth County woman is facing a first degree murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 29-year-old man Sunday night.
Monique Moore of Neptune has been charged with first degree murder as well as a third degree charge of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement Monday.
According to authorities, the charges stem from an incident that took place late Sunday night, resulting in the death of Joseph A. Wilson, also of Neptune. Police responded to a series of 911 calls reporting a stabbing at an apartment building at 11:02 p.m. When officers responded to the scene on heck Avenue at 11:06 p.m., they found Wilson outside the apartment.
The prosecutor said that police "noted the grave nature of the victim’s injuries" and began administering medical treatment until crews from Neptune Emergency Medical Services arrived. The EMS crew continued life-saving efforts on the way to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where Wilson succumbed to his injuries at 12:45 a.m. Monday, the prosecutor said.
During the course of an investigation, authorities determined that Moore allegedly stabbed Wilson during a dispute the couple had been having inside their apartment. Moore was arrested and is being held on $1 million bail with no 10 percent option.
If convicted of first degree murder, she faced a minimum of 30 years in state prison with no parole eligibility. Moore could also face a maximum of life in prison and would be subject to the "No Early Release Act" which would require her to serve at least 85 percent of her sentence before becoming eligible for parole. She could also face an additional 3 to five years on the weapons charge, authorities say.
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