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Murderer who stabbed man 9 times gets 40 years in prison

Daniel Lawrence is guilty of the 2014 slaying in Warren County.

Daniel Lawrence will spend at least three decades behind bars, his punishment for fatally stabbing a man…

N.J. borough took ‘immediate action’ on clerk accused of stealing $100K

The now-former municipal clerk is charged with cutting herself checks over five years.

The investigation may have taken 10 months, but officials in the Warren County borough…

Woman arrested in theft of friend’s $4K engagement ring

Reported stolen in March, the ring was recovered and returned to the victim, police said.

A 42-year-old Washington woman was arrested Wednesday in the theft of a friend’s $4,000 …

Employee stole thousands from funeral home, police say

The 43-year-old quit at DeVoe Funeral Service Inc. before being linked to the theft.

A 43-year-old Warren County woman allegedly stole about $12,000 from DeVoe Funeral Service In…

EMT’s pelvic exam ‘violated’ pregnant teen, state says

The veteran emergency medical technician was suspended by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services.

A veteran emergency medical technician working in Warren County&nbs…

Jeep slams into utility pole along Route 57 in N.J.

The driver declined medical treatment.

A man wasn’t badly hurt after he crashed a Jeep Liberty into a utility pole just after 6 p.m. Thursday on Route 57 in Washington.
The pole …

‘Justice was served’: Jury rejects murderer’s self-defense claim at trial

Daniel Lawrence was convicted of murder after only a few hours of deliberations.

The verdict came as a shock to some in the courtroom.
After only four hours — including an hourl…

Daniel Lawrence guilty of murder for 2014 N.J. stabbing

Daniel Lawrence was accused of fatally stabbing a man in 2014 outside a Warren County home.

UPDATE: Reactions to the murder conviction

Arguments of self-defense were not en…

Washington man allegedly threatened girl to get explicit pics

The 24-year-old is also accused of threatening to kill another female victim if she didn’t take a trip with him.

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Warren County man for allegedly coercing a girl to produce sexually explicit images of herself and with stalking and threatening another girl.

Brandon McIntyre, 24, of Washington, is charged in a six-count indictment, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said in a news release.

McIntyre was originally arrested in September 2014 and indicted in January 2016 on one count of production of child pornography and one count of stalking.

Tuesday’s charges stem from McIntyre’s use of the Internet to entice a girl to produce images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct, his additional attempts – through threats – to have this same girl produce additional sexually explicit images and McIntyre’s use of the internet to threaten a second girl, Fitzpatrick announced.

McIntyre allegedly met various girls through Facebook, sometimes pretending to be a teenage girl. From Aug. 6, 2013, through Aug. 18, 2013, McIntyre sent a girl images over Facebook of his genitals and asked her to send images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct, authorities said.

After McIntyre threatened to injure the girl and others, the girl complied and sent sexually explicit photographs of herself on two different dates in August 2013, according to the federal prosecutor.

From March 22, 2014, through April 7, 2014, McIntyre – disguised under the Facebook alias of “Katie Thompson” – urged another girl over Facebook to go on trips with him, authorities said. When she refused, McIntyre, still using the alias, repeatedly threatened to kill her boyfriend and family, according to the indictment.

Coach told boys he raped each was the only one, cops say

Each production of child pornography count carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison.

The online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct count carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of life in prison.

The counts of interstate extortionate threat and stalking each carry a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison.

All counts in the indictment carry a potential $250,000 fine.

Prison records do not show McIntyre was incarcerated as of Tuesday. He could not be reached for comment because no number could be found for him. An effort to reach his attorney for comment after regular business hours Tuesday night was not immediately successful.

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Recap: Day 2 of testimony on 2014 Washington homicide

Jurors heard from the suspect’s ex and watched his police interrogation.

Jurors saw the stab wounds that killed a man, heard from the suspect’s ex-girlfriend and watched a police interview on the second day of testimony in the trial of Daniel Lawrence.

The 29-year-old is accused of killing 30-year-old Warren Moore, of Jersey City, outside a Washington home on Sept. 2, 2014. 

The prosecution says the death arose out of jealousy; the defense says Lawrence killed Moore in a case of self-defense. Proceedings are expected to continue Wednesday morning.

A summary of Tuesday’s testimony:

The autopsy: Moore, a 5-foot-11-inch-tall, 165-pound man nicknamed “Juice,” died of nine stab wounds to his front, side and back. The defense also established that Moore had evidence of alcohol, PCP and methamphetamine in his blood and no defensive wounds on his hands.

Warren MooreWarren Moore, 30, of Jersey City, is seen in an undated photo. (NJ Advance Media file photo)

The ex-girlfriend: Melissa Woody, who at times dated both Lawrence and Moore, was called by the prosecution to describe the day that Moore died. He had come to her home to pick up a bag of his, but Lawrence was there and what started as a verbal dispute became physical, she said. Woody told of having to pull Lawrence off of Moore at one point, but did not directly witness the stabbing.

The defense questioned why, in the days after the homicide, she told the the state Department of Child Protection & Permanency that Moore was the aggressor. She said she was trying at the time to protect Lawrence and that DCP&P’s records of her statements were inaccurate.

RECAP: Day 1 of testimony

The interview: Jurors watched a recording of Lawrence’s hourlong interview with investigators at the Washington Township Police Department, which took place hours after the stabbing. In it, Lawrence said that he was woken by Woody and tried to help the wounded Moore, whom Lawrence said he did not know. Officers challenged his statement when they said Woody told them Lawrence and Moore had fought.

Lawrence was not a suspect during the interview, Detective Walter Koch testified. The defense asked why Lawrence was still detained and arrested that night. Koch said that was done as officers consolidated information.

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