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Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor announces charges against suspect in homicide

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Hunterdon County Acting Prosecutor Michael J. Williams announced charges against a suspect in a homicide investigation in Delaware Township.

Brandon Petersen, 31, of Newton was charged with first-degree murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful taking by means of conveyance, Williams said.

Petersen remains incarcerated in Pennsylvania pending extradition, Williams said.

According to Williams, on December 6, 2020, at around 9:13 p.m., officers responded to an emergency call within the Township. Upon arrival, they discovered that the victim’s friends had transported her to a local hospital in Mercer County where she succumbed to her injuries.

As a result of the investigation, Petersen was arrested in Pennsylvania, Williams said.

“At no point during this incident was there any threat to the public. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victim,” Williams said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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