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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: June 27, 2012
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County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: June 27, 2012
Carteret man pleads guilty to murder
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a
†Shawn Humphrey (DOB 10/10/74) of John Street in Carteret pleaded guilty to a charge of murder, admitting that he killed Dana Ciccolella, 32, during an argument on March 19, 2011.
Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Neil Casey, the defendant will be sentenced to a 30-year prison term with no chance for parole for 30 years.
who pleaded guilty during a hearing at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
Humphrey was charged during an investigation by Detective Sgt. Douglas Kopin and Detective Sgt. Raymond Novak, both of the Carteret Police Department, and Investigator Adrian Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
The investigation began after family members found the victim unresponsive, and contacted a family friend, who called police on March 21, 2011.
Ms. Ciccolella, who was found in a bedroom, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:22 p.m.
An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined Ms. Ciccolella had been strangled.
was arrested in Penn Station in New York City at about 8:15 p.m. on March 22,
2011, and later was returned to