A Beachwood man already in jail for a prior crime is arrested again on charges for giving out instructions to have his own attorney killed late last year.

Michael Nocera, 43, is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder following his Thursday arrest following an investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime / Homicide Unit with the Assistance of the Ocean County Department of Corrections.

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office was made aware in December of 2017, that Nocera an inmate at the Ocean County Jail, allegedly had conversations with an unknown person expressing his wish that his attorney be killed.

Michael Anthony Nocera. Photo courtesy the Ocean County Jail)
Michael Anthony Nocera. Photo courtesy the Ocean County Jail)

The partnering agencies enlisted the help of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit to look into Nocera’s murder solicitations.

During the conversations, Nocera said that he wanted his attorney kidnapped, driven to a wooded area and then shot in the head.

He even provided additional instructions for the disposal of the body, requesting that the victim be burned and his remains disposed of in a body of water.

Nocera offered $30,000.00 thirty that would be paid upon completion of the murder.

Following his arrest, Nocera remains incarcerated in the Ocean County Jail.

The public is reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  

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