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Old Bridge Man Guilty of Fatal Sayreville Stabbing

By kcora on
Sayreville

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that an Old Bridge man was convicted today of fatally stabbing a 63-year-old man in his home in Sayreville.

Robert McGranahan, 29, of Old Bridge was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the death on March 9, 2013 of Edward Demko Jr. of Sayreville.

McGranahan faces a prison term of 10 to 30 years when he is sentenced in New Brunswick on February 6, 2017 by Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves.

The defendant will be required to serve 85 percent of the prison term before he becomes eligible for parole.

McGranahan was convicted by a jury that deliberated in New Brunswick for 2 ½ days.

During a four-week trial, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott LaMountain presented evidence and testimony showing the defendant was invited to Mr. Demko’s home on Giera Court in Sayreville and stabbed the victim 22 times.

An investigation by Sgt. Thomas Cassidy of the Sayreville Police Department and Sgt. Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the defendant and the victim were acquaintances and that the stabbing was not a random act.