Second Man Charged in a Fiery Home Invasion Robbery Turned Murder
Law enforcement officials charge a second man in the murder of a Freehold Township resident who was discovered dead inside the burned ruins of his home last year.
48-year-old Parolee Jeffrey Mayhue, formerly of Neptune Township, faces Felony Murder, Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Aggravated Arson and multiple weapons offenses.
The Monmouth County Prosecutors office say on July 31, 2011, Mayhue and associate Richard Busby, also formerly of Neptune, allegedly entered a single-family house with weapons on Jackson Mills Road as part of a home invasion robbery. Officials say resident 42-year-old Michael Conway was killed in the process and the home was set on fire.
Conway's girlfriend escaped from the burning house through a window and ran to a neighbor's house to call 9-1-1.
Mayhue is in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution unable to post a $1.5 million dollar bail.