Emotions still high 20 years after murder of S. Brunswick woman

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The man who killed a 20-year-old South Brunswick woman nearly 20 years ago, is now accused of killing another young woman.

Craig Armstead pleaded guilty, by reason of insanity, to manslaughter in the 1990 death of Paula May. Armstead received a minimum sentence of five years.

Armstead will now go on trial for the killing of a Georgia woman. Georgia officials say 31-year-old Kerri Harris apparently rejected the advances of former co-worker Craig Armstead. According to authorities in Georgia, Armstead went into Harris' office on June 26, 2008 and stabbed her to death.

May's family members believe Harris would still be alive if Armstead had received a stiffer sentence. "He should have gotten life," said Thomas May, the father of Paula May. "Had the law here in New Jersey done what it was supposed to have done, this girl (Harris) would still be alive."

Armstead is scheduled to go on trial for the murder of Kerri Harris on Aug. 16 in Georgia.

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