92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing for May 15
A stunning turn of events unfolds in a Monmouth County courtroom as the accused killer of 19-year-old Sarah Stern of Neptune pleads not guilty to all counts. Liam McAtasney faces seven charges including felony murder, and conviction at trial would place him at risk of life in prison. His codefendant, like McAtasney a former classmate of the 19-year-old, pleaded guilty to all charges immediately after their indictments. Stern's body has never been found.
A motorcyclist is rushed to hospitalization after a midafternoon crash in Toms River. Police said that the biker sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision with a Hyundai on Fischer Boulevard at Glasgow Avenue. They have not issued identities of anyone involved.
The ransomware cyberattack that's reached an estimated 150 countries now has an identity - Wannacrypt, or Wannacry. It's attacking a soft spot in the Windows system. If you get an e-mail with an embedded link from someone you know, reach the individual in person to establish that it was actually sent. Otherwise, delete it without opening.
Gunfire that erupted before dawn Monday in Neptune Township leaves a victim from Lakewood dead, and no suspects are in custody. Police said that Mark Ruffin, Sr., died at Jersey Shore University Medical Center about two hours after a flurry of calls reached 911 operators about shots fired at the Jumping Brook Apartments.