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Monroe Township Man Indicted for Murder, Endangering the Welfare of a Child in Barnegat

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Barnegat Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on July 19, 2022, Christopher Gregor, 30, of Monroe Township, was indicted on the charge of Murder in connection with the death of a six-year-old male on April 2, 2021, at Southern Ocean Medical Center in the Manahawkin section of Stafford Township. 

Gregor was also indicted on the charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection with events that occurred on March 20, 2021, in Barnegat Township.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on April 2, 2021, Officers from the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Southern Ocean Medical Center in reference to the death of a six-year-old male, identified as C.M. 

On April 3, 2021, a post-mortem examination was performed by the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office, and it was determined that C.M. sustained injuries due to blunt force trauma. 

In the course of investigating the child’s death, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Squad, and Barnegat Township Police Department, discovered evidence that revealed that Gregor had committed acts of abuse against the child in Barnegat Township on March 20, 2021. 

Prosecutor Billhimer said that, accordingly, Gregor was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child on July 7, 2021. 

Though initially lodged in the Ocean County Jail, Gregor was subsequently released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.

Prosecutor Billhimer stated that on March 3, 2022, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office received a report from the State’s expert witness that indicated that C.M. died as a result of blunt force impact to the chest and abdomen and determined the manner of the child’s death to be homicide. 

An extensive investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit revealed that C.M. was in the custody of Gregor at the time he sustained his life-ending injuries and that Gregor was the individual responsible for the child’s death.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on March 9, 2022, Gregor was taken into custody by Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Sea Bright Police Department, and Barnegat Township Police Department. 

Gregor has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since the date of his apprehension.