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Without a plea deal, Sarah Stern’s accused killer heads to trial this fall

A 20-year-old man charged in the strangulation death of his friend, Sarah Stern, will stand for her murder this September unless he accepts a plea deal, a Superior Court judge said Monday. Liam McAtasney appeared before Judge Richard W. English in a Freehold courtroom where English read an order into the record his ruling Friday that… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Without a plea deal, Sarah Stern’s accused killer heads to trial this fall

Friend stole $7K from Sarah Stern after strangling her, new documents reveal

NEPTUNE CITY — The man accused of strangling Sarah Stern went with her to the bank where she retrieved a safety deposit box filled with at least $7,000 before the pair returned to her Neptune City home where Liam McAtasney allegedly robbed her, new documents obtained by NJ Advance Media reveal. McAtasney, 19, of Neptune City,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Friend stole $7K from Sarah Stern after strangling her, new documents reveal

Neptune City Teens Arrested For Sarah Stern’s Murder

Liam McAtasney, left and Preston Taylor, both 19, are charged in the death of Sarah Stern

Sarah Stern, the Neptune City woman missing since December 2, was strangled and her body thrown over the Rt 35 bridge connecting Neptune City and Belmar, according to charges filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office today.

Liam McAtasney and  Preston Taylor, both 19 and of Neptune City, were charged in Stern’s death today.

McAtasney was charged with  first degree Felony Murder, first degree Robbery, second degree Desecration of Human Remains, second degree Conspiracy (to Desecrate Human Remains) and second degree Hindering Apprehension. Taylor was charged with second degree Desecration of Human Remains, second degree Conspiracy (to Desecrate Human Remains) and second degree Hindering Apprehension.

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Posted: February 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Neptune City Teens Arrested For Sarah Stern’s Murder

Pair arrested in killing of missing Neptune City teen, authorities say

NEPTUNE CITY – A pair of 19-year-old city residents have been charged in connection to the murder of Sarah Stern, the 19-year-old city resident who has been missing since December. Authorities have been investigating Stern’s disappearance since her car was found parked on the Route 35 Bridge in Belmar at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 3.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Pair arrested in killing of missing Neptune City teen, authorities say