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Man Arrested for Murder in Franklin Township

Franklin Township (Somerset)

Franklin Township officials announced the arrest of Jahkoy Monsanto, age 24, New York, NY for the homicide of J’Corey Breedy, age 20, Somerset, which occurred on September 29, in Franklin Township.

Officials stated that on Thursday, September 29, at approximately 12:28 p.m., Franklin Township Police responded to 9-1-1 call to a residence on Eugene Avenue.  

According to officials, upon arrival Officers encountered a male identified as J’Corey Breedy, suffering from an apparent stab wound to his abdomen.

 Officers along with responding Emergency Medical personnel initiated life saving measures and transported the victim to an undisclosed area trauma center.  

The victim was subsequently pronounced deceased at the hospital.  

Responding Franklin Township Police Detectives were able to ascertain a description and identity of an alleged suspect who was identified as Jahkoy Monsanto.  

Franklin Detectives responded to the area of the New Brunswick Train Station where they observed Monsanto on the train platform and made contact.  

As a result of the investigation Monsanto was found to be in possession of a knife on his person and was taken into custody without incident.

 An autopsy is scheduled to be performed by the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office for the cause and manner of death.

The on-going investigation thus far has revealed that the decedent and the suspect were known to each.  

A motive has not been released by Investigators assigned to the investigation as the matter remains an on-going investigation.

Prosecutor McDonald stated that defendant Monsanto was charged with 1st degree Murder, 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. 

Defendant Monsanto was lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Prosecutor McDonald, Chief Fodor, and Director Maeweather request anyone with information relating to the homicide to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app.