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Prosecutors: Hazlet man charged with murder in death of father

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says Ernest Kotey, 43, broke into his father's home Wednesday and killed him.

News 12 Staff

Aug 18, 2022, 8:16 PM

Updated 675 days ago

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A Hazlet man is facing a murder charge in the death of his father.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says Ernest Kotey, 43, broke into his father's home Wednesday and killed him. They say he also tried to strangle his aunt, but she managed to break free and escape the house.
Prosecutors say Hazlet police responded to a home on Middle Road and found Nikoi Kotey, 77, unresponsive in a bedroom. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Kotey is facing a number of charges, including first-degree murder.


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