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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: February 5, 2013
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: February 5, 2013
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that
Larry Byrd (DOB 5/19/71) of Wright Place in New Brunswick will be sentenced to serve up to 15 years in a New Jersey state prison, with no chance of parole until he completes 85 percent of the term for killing Lenny Jackson, 38, of Seaman Street, New Brunswick.
is scheduled to be sentenced on April 8 by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto
at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
Byrd pleaded guilty under an agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Pilone.
Byrd was arrested and charged on January 19, 2011, following an intensive investigation by Detective Kenneth Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
began after police received a 911 call at 10:49 p.m. on November 17, 2010, and
was taken to
An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office showed the victim died from complications from injuries that were inflicted during the assault.
investigation showed Byrd assaulted the victim outside a house on
continued to search for Byrd, who was apprehended at a motel on Route 35 in
He has remained in custody in lieu of bail since his arrest.