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NJ Man Charged with Aggravated Manslaughter After New Year's Day Attack

Freehold Township

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Monmouth County announced that a male resident of Marlboro has been charged in connection with a homicide that took place in the early hours of New Year’s Day.AdMonmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said that Carl A. Richards, 38, was charged with one count of first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter.

According to officials, on Monday, January 1, 2024, at approximately 12:49 a.m., the Marlboro Township Police Department responded to a residence on Texas Road in the Morganville section of Marlboro Township for an urgent request for medical attention for a male who had been assaulted at that location.

Upon arrival of police, officials stated the victim, identified as George L. Mott III, 64, was discovered unresponsive with severe trauma to his head, face, and neck.

Authorities say Mott was rushed to Old Bridge Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased at 1:49 a.m.

An investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Bureau and the Marlboro Township Police Department revealed that subsequent to a verbal dispute, Carl A. Richards physically assaulted the victim, ultimately leading to his death, officials said.Ad

Officials say it was determined that both Mott and Richards reside at the residence.

Richards is being lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pending a first appearance in Monmouth County Superior Court on Friday, January 5, authorities say.