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Teen Colts Neck Stabbing Suspect to be Tried as Adult

The case of a Colts Neck 17-year-old accused of knifing a township woman in her home and stealing her car moves out of family court. Brennan Doyle will stand trial as an adult, according to information issued today from the office of acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Grammiccioni.

Doyle is charged with first-degree counts of attempted murder and carjacking, and two weapons counts in the third and fourth degrees.

He’s incarcerated in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold, with bail set at $760,000 and no option for release on payment of 10 percent. In setting the fee, Superior Court Judge James McGann also ordered Doyle to have no contact with the victim and no return to the scene of the crime if he achieves release.

The decision removes the protection of anonymity from the case and changes certain procedural guidelines and methods of resolution.

Police were originally called at about 12:30 AM on July 7, authorities said. Investigators said that noise outside the victim’s house brought her to the front door, where Doyle allegedly forced his way in.

She sustained several stab wounds and was admitted to hospitalization in critical condition, gaining discharge after several days, authorities said.

Doyle is accused of wielding the weapon, taking her car keys and driving off in the car parked in her driveway, which was found later the same morning in Aberdeen.

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