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N.J. man accused of attacking boss with a set of keys is indicted on attempted murder charge

FLEMINGTON, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Somerset County man accused of violently attacking his boss with a set of keys was indicted on attempted murder and other charges, according to acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

Emeral Foster Jr. 51, of Hillsborough was indicted by a Hunterdon County Grand Jury on Friday for first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and third-degree terroristic threats, Williams said.

The incident happened on Sunday, May 19 at a business on Old Turnpike Road in Tewksbury Township, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the owner of the business lying on the ground, bleeding from his head from multiple lacerations and stab wounds to his head. An employee was being restrained by a third party, police said.

Foster, whose an employee of the business, allegedly attacked his employer and began punching his employer with a set of keys between his fingers, police said.

The employer was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said.

Foster remains in the Somerset County Jail.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Hunterdon County Courthouse/Courtesy NJ Courts)

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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