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10-Year Sentence Requested for New Jersey Woman Who Killed Roommate with Everyday Objects

New Jersey Woman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter Using Household Items

New Jersey Woman Mary Carbone Admits to Killing Housemate with Board, Tape Dispenser, and Shower Rod in Manchester Home

According to True Crime News, a sixty-year-old New Jersey woman has admitted to killing her roommate with various household objects in a horrifying New Jersey case. On July 8 Mary Carbone acknowledged that she had committed the 2020 crime of aggravated manslaughter of Frank Stochel a 55-year-old man. Carbone’s sentencing is set for September 13, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer. The state is asking for a 10-year jail sentence. Manchester Police were summoned to a residence on 6th Avenue on February 24, 2020 when the unfortunate incident took place. Stochel was discovered by the police dead on the ground. It was ultimately found by the Ocean County Medical Examiner that he had been murdered. According to prosecutors, Carbone used a wooden board a tape dispenser and a shower curtain rod to kill Stochel. Initially, Carbone told police she discovered Stochel’s body in the hallway and claimed she had no idea what had happened to him. However, the investigation quickly pointed to her involvement. Investigators discovered Carbone’s bloody fingerprints on a shower curtain rod that had been concealed in a trash bag in the backyard. This crucial piece of evidence led to her arrest on March 4, 2020. She was subsequently booked into the Ocean County Jail.

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10-Year Sentence Requested for New Jersey Woman Who Killed Roommate with Everyday Objects (PHOTO: True Crime News)

New Jersey Manslaughter Case Exposes Domestic Violence Dangers: Mary Carbone’s Sentencing Looms

A grand jury indicted Carbone in October 2021 on several counts of weapon possession without authorization, murder, tampering with tangible evidence and three other counts of weapon possession without authorization. Later, because of issues with the evidence the murder charge was abandoned in lieu of aggravated manslaughter. The attorney general said “Legitimate proof issues arose and we believe this to be a just and reasonable resolution after careful consideration of all the facts and circumstances.” It was also disclosed that police had responded to several reports of domestic violence from the residence in the year preceding Stochel’s passing. The matter is further complicated by the history of domestic disturbances. The horrific circumstances of this case have horrified the neighborhood drawing attention to the seriousness of domestic abuse and the occasionally unnoticed risks that might arise in a house. The case serves as a sad reminder of the possibility of violence in intimate settings and the significance of addressing and avoiding domestic abuse while Carbone awaits her sentencing.

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