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Galloway Twp. Man Charged with Murder of His 60-Year-Old Father

Galloway Township New Jersey

A 60-year-old Galloway Township man was found dead in his home late Saturday night, and his son has been charged with his murder, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

The Galloway Township Police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded just before 10:00 p.m., Saturday, to 96 Trotters Lane, Galloway Township, for the report that a resident of the home, James Sopuch, 60, had been found dead inside. 

Today, James Sopuch, Jr., 29, was charged with the murder of his father, James Sopuch.

Sopuch was served the warrant complaint in the Atlantic County Justice Facility by Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Kyran Connor set bail at $1,000,000 full cash. 

An autopsy performed yesterday determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, the manner of death: homicide.

Next-of-kin have been notified. The investigation by detectives ACPO Major Crimes Unit and Galloway Township Police Department into the circumstances of Sopuch’s death continues.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (609) 909-7666