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Date: March 9, 2013
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County Prosecutorís Office
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Old Bridge man charged with homicide
Robert McGranahan (DOB 1/6/87) of Rellim Drive in Old Bridge also was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following the death of Edward Demko Jr., who was found in his home, the apparent victim of a stabbing.
An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office on March 10, 2013.
began an investigation after receiving a call at 2:37 a.m. today and responded
to Mr. Demkoís home at
At about 4 a.m., McGranahan went to Old Bridge Police headquarters and later was taken to the Sayreville Police Department and was charged with murder.
He is in custody and awaiting bail, which has not been set.
An investigation by Sgt. Thomas Cassidy of the Sayreville Police Department and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that the defendant and the victim were acquaintances and that the apparent stabbing was not a random act.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Cassidy of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 525-5427, or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4471.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, McGranahan is presumed innocent until proven guilty.