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Release* † ††††††Date: January 19, 2011
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* † ††††††Date: January 19, 2011
New Brunswick man charged with fatal beating
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced that a city man was arrested today on a charge of fatally beating another resident.
Byrd (DOB 5/19/71) of
investigation by Detective Kenneth Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department
and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office led
to the arrest of Byrd, who was apprehended at 1:07 p.m. today at a motel on
Route 35 in
is being held without bail and is expected to be transferred today to the
investigation began after police received a 911 call at 10:49 p.m. on November
17, 2010 and arrived on
was taken to
An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office concluded that the victim died from complications from injuries that were inflicted during the assault.
The investigation showed Byrd assaulted the victim outside a house on Delavan Street. The murder charge was filed against Byrd on January 14, 2011. He had remained at large until his arrest today.
Kaplan commended the
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5218, or Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4018.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Byrd is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.