RED BANK - A fourth person has been charged in connection with the 2009 murder of a teacher in Red Bank.

Jerry Spraulding now faces charged in the murder of middle school teacher Jonelle Melton. Melton was murdered inside her apartment at Brighton Arms in Red Bank.

Three other men have already been charged. Police say that the suspects planned to break into another apartment, but broke into Melton’s by mistake.

When they discovered her inside, police say they killed her.

Spraulding is currently in prison on a drug dealing conviction. He could face and additional 30 years if convicted in the murder.