Prosecutor: East Orange Woman Admits Beating Man, 90, to Death
A woman that allegdly strangled a 90-year-old man has pleaded guilty according to authorities.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, the allege confession of a 32-year-old East Orange woman - is seeking bail reduction - in connection to the beating death of a 90-year-old man in court Monday.
During yesterday's bail reduction hearing, the prosecutor cited the alleged confession by Jocelyn Dahta for the death of Henry Boyd.
On Feb 9, police responded to the South Harrison Street apartment where family reportedly found Boyd unresponsive. He was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene by officials.
According to authorities, autopsy results revealed that Boyd died of compression of the throat and a fracture of the larynx.
Further investigation, led to the arrest of Dahta days later where she allegedly provided a statement confessing to have beat Boyd to death.
After reviewing Dahta's attorney (Deirdre McMahon) request, Superior Court Judge Ronald Wigler approved the request to lower her bail from $750,000 to $600,000. Taking into consideration Dahta's prior criminal record, the judge stated that the request didn't seem to be unreasonable.
Dahta however, remains in custody at the Essex County Correctional Facility.