NORTH BRUNSWICK – Police have charged a Roebling man with fatally shooting and robbing a 22-year-old North Brunswick man last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Kenneth McCormick, director of the North Brunswick Police Department, announced today.
Curtis Jones, 27, has been charged with murder, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon in the May 12 death of Boniface Musei. Jones has been identified as Musei’s second cousin, authorities said.
Following an investigation by Detective Steven Dunkel of the North Brunswick Police Department, and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Jones was charged on May 15 at the Atlantic County Jail in Mays Landing, where he was being held on unrelated municipal court warrants issued in Atlantic City. He had been arrested on May 14.
Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves set bail for Jones at $1 million for the North Brunswick charges. Jones must post the full amount — not 10 percent — before he can be released from custody.
The investigation began when a friend of Musei called police after finding the victim in an apartment at the Oak Leaf Village apartment complex on Oak Tree Drive in North Brunswick. Musei was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office showed the victim died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities allege Jones shot the victim and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing.
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