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Middle Twp. Man Gets Prison for Fatal Stabbing

Middle Township

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced that Herbert E. Tozer, a 53-year-old male from Middle Township, was sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Bernard E. DeLury, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

Officials say Tozer was sentenced for the January 10, 2017 fatal stabbing of Robert Niemezura, that occurred at the Country Motel, in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township.

According to authorities, Tozer previously plead guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter and was sentenced yesterday to 28 years in State Prison with no early release, by Judge DeLury. He was indicted on March 28, 2017, on First Degree Murder charges along with Aggravated Assault, Hindering Apprehension, and weapons related offences.

Prosecutor Sutherland stated his office will continue to work hand in hand with the local municipalities to aggressively investigate and prosecute violent crimes within the County and he would like to recognize the investigative efforts of the officers and detectives involved in this investigation along with First Assistant Prosecutor Robert Johnson who prosecuted this case.

Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report information regarding any criminal activity within community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800, or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.