Carteret Man Gets 40 Years For Role In Rahway Resident’s Death

NEW BRUNSWICK – A former Carteret resident will spent at least 40 years in state prison for his role in the 2006 shooting death of Rahway resident Robert Funderberk.

Kevin McBride, 30, was sentenced to 50 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz on Tuesday. McBride must serve 40 years before he is eligible for parole. He was convicted of felony murder, armed robbery, theft, conspiracy, disturbing human remains and several weapons offenses. In a second trial, he was convicted of having a weapon as a convicted felon.


McBride’s former girlfriend, Janean Owens, 23, was convicted of aggravated manslaughter last March and is serving more than 35 years in prison.

Funderberk, 42, was shot in the head by a bullet fired from McBride’s handgun as he rode to buy cigarettes with McBride, Owens and Owens’ friend, according to testimony at both trials. After Funderberk was killed, the three others drove his SUV to Newark, dumped his body and took his cash and jewelry, according to testimony.

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