Release* Date: February 7, 2014
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: February 7, 2014
Man admits killing teenage girl in 1990
County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a
While a jury was in deliberations following a three-week
Under the plea agreement, Parkey will be sentenced to serve
25 years in a
The plea agreement was reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott LaMountain and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Jason Seidman.
pleaded guilty during a hearing on February 6, 2014 in
who was a resident of Highland Park at the time of the homicide, was arrested and
charged on August 25, 2010, following an intensive investigation by Detective
John A. Canavera of the Edison Police Department and Investigator
The defendant was arrested after a new round of DNA testing linked Parkey to blood recovered from the crime scene.
During the trial, LaMountain and Seidman presented evidence and testimony showing Parkey repeatedly stabbed the teenager in a room at what was then known as the Colonial Motel on Route 1 in Edison.
The testimony and DNA evidence contradicted Parkey’s contention to police that he did not commit the murder. He also denied being in the hotel.