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Release*†††††††††††††† ††Date: May 9, 2011
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††† ††Date: May 9, 2011
Probation imposed for endangerment, hindering
Ritu Loi, (DOB 11/19/83) also was ordered to undergo mental health counseling as part of an agreement in which she pleaded guilty on November 3, 2010, to endangering the welfare of the child, Hannah Belizaire Jackson, and hindering the apprehension of Dwayne Jackson (DOB 10/28/84).
Court Judge Bradley Ferencz imposed the sentence today during a hearing at the
Middlesex County Courthouse in
plea agreement was reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Sheree
Pitchford, who also had required Loi to testify truthfully against
also said the coupleís daughter was at home at the time of the attack on
February 21, 2010, and said that after he killed Belizaire, he took the child
When she pleaded guilty last November, Loi said she was with Jackson when he drove her car to Newark, Del., and left the child in the restroom.
told the court she hindered the apprehension of
Loi, who has no previous criminal record, was not charged with murder after it was determined she had no role in Ms. Belizaireís death.
††††††††† Loi and Jackson were arrested and charged after an
investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and the North
Brunswick Police Department determined that
††††††††† The cause of death was asphyxiation. The woman was dead before her body was set on fire.