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Piscataway Man Found Guilty of Murdering Raritan Woman

By kcora on
Piscataway

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Piscataway man was found guilty by a jury today of the murder of a 31-year-old Raritan woman who was found dead outside his home from severe blunt impact trauma to the head.

 

According to authorities, Christopher Koller, 40, of Piscataway was found guilty of the murder of Beth Bezek, 31, of Raritan on November 1, 2016.

 

Officials said Koller was also found guilty of hindering his own apprehension, and distribution of a controlled and dangerous substance, to wit cocaine.

 

During a trial that began on Feb. 28th, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Lamountain and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Arabelys Santos presented evidence and testimony showing that the victim was visiting Koller at his Piscataway home where he threw the victim out of his third floor window; she died from a severe blunt impact trauma to her head caused from the fall.

 

Then, Koller left his home and drove to New Brunswick where he placed an anonymous 911 call from a pay phone saying a girl was lying injured on Pond Lane in Piscataway. The police responded and found the victim lying dead outside his home on Pond Lane at 1:04 a.m.

 

Authorities said Koller is facing a prison term of 30 years to life for the murder of Beth Bezek when he is sentenced in New Brunswick, on June 21, 2018, by Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez, Jr. This term is subject to the No Early Release Act.

In addition, he faces a prison term of up to 18 months for  hindering his own apprehension, and up to five years for the distribution of cocaine.