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Release* † ††††††Date: November 3, 2010
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* † ††††††Date: November 3, 2010
Co-defendant pleads guilty to endangerment, hindering in homicide
Ritu Loi, (DOB 11/19/83) admitted a count of endangering the welfare of the child, Hannah Belizaire Jackson, and hindering the apprehension of Dwayne Jackson (DOB 10/28/84).
Loi pleaded guilty to the charges during a hearing today before Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz, who permitted her to remain free on her own recognizance.
pleaded guilty following negotiations with Middlesex County Assistant
trial date has been set for
questioning by Assistant Prosecutor Pitchford at a hearing in the Middlesex
County Courthouse in
Loi also told the court she hindered the apprehension of Jackson when she initially told police on February 24, 2010 that she did not have any information about the homicide of the toddlerís mother, Patricia Belizaire, 25, of North Brunswick.
††††††††† Loi and Jackson were arrested and charged after an investigation
by the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and the North Brunswick Police
Department determined that
††††††††† The cause of death was asphyxiation. The woman was dead before her body was set on fire.
††††††††† He is being held at the
††††††††† As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges