Monroe Man Charged With Beating His Father To Death

MONROE — A township man has been charged with fatally beating his father at their home in Monroe, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Michael E. Lloyd of the Monroe Police Department announced Wednesday evening.

Andrew Grossman, 37,  allegedly killed Ronald Grossman, 65. An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s office concluded that the victim suffered head, back and neck injuries and died from blunt force trauma.

Mr. Grossman was pronounced dead on March 27 at 1:02 a.m. after his body was discovered by police in the home he shared with his son.

The victim’s son was charged during an investigation by Detective Sgt. Keith Saloom of the Monroe Township Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The defendant’s bail was set at $1 million by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto.

The investigation began when police received calls from one of the victim’s friends, who was concerned after being unable to contact him. The friend subsequently filed a missing persons report.

Police went to the victim’s home several times before obtaining a warrant to search the home.

Earlier Wednesday, police charged the son with tampering with evidence and hindering the investigation into the death.

Authorities are asking anyone with information that might be relevant to the investigation to call Detective Saloom of the Monroe Police Department at 1-732-521-0222, or Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-732-745-4018.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, Andrew Grossman is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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