Timothy Puskas found guilty in the beating death of college student William McCaw

A New Jersey man has been convicted on murder charges stemming from the fatal beating of a college student from Tennessee three years ago.



A Middlesex County jury also convicted Timothy Puskas on weapons charges and hindering his own apprehension. The 40-year-old New Brunswick man faces a possible life term when he's sentenced later this year.



The charges stem from the February 2014 death of William McCaw, a 22-year-old Gallatin resident whose body was found in the backyard of a New Brunswick home. At the time, he was a student at Kean College in New Jersey but had formerly attended Rutgers University.



County prosecutors have said McCaw was walking home alone after a party when he crossed paths with Puskas, who beat him with a crowbar.


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