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42-Year-Old Man Accused In Killing Former Employer Confessed To Killing


Date: July 13, 2016

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – 42-year-old David Stead, who was accused of killing his former employer, admitted his crime, according to a New Jersey prosecutor. The shooting case happened over the weekend.

Stead appeared in the court for the first time on Tuesday through a teleconference, shown by Burlington County Times report.

Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Angermeier told that Stead confessed to shooting his former boss, Thomas Wright II. He went to his home with the intention of robbery, but he killed him by shooting and escaped the scene in a rented pickup truck which his boss had been using.

On Friday, Wright was found dead in his Tabernacle Township home.

Stead is charged with several crimes including:

  • First degree-murder
  • Robbery
  • Offenses related to robbery

His bail was set at $1 million by the judge.

It is not yet confirmed whether Stead has hired a lawyer or not.

News Source: www.NJHerald.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.