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Warren County man sentenced to prison for murdering his parents

BELVIDERE, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County man who admitted to the murder of his parents last year was sentenced Wednesday to prison, according to Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

On Oct. 28, the Honorable H. Matthew Curry, J.S.C. sentenced Todd Warner, 51, of Washington Township on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of third-degree fraudulent use of a credit card, Pfeiffer said.

Warner was sentenced to 36 years in New Jersey State Prison on each count of murder and the sentences will run concurrent to each other. He will not be eligible for early release on that sentence. Additionally, he was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison on the count of fraudulent use of a credit card, to run consecutive to the sentence imposed for the two counts of murder, Pfeiffer said.

On Oct. 27 at around 5:45 p.m., Washington Township police responded to a report of an unconscious person at 6 Peregrine Drive. When officers at the home they located 73-year-old Joyanna J. Warner and 73-year-old Frank N. Warner deceased inside the residence, police said.

Police recovered two baseball bats and a knife at the home.

Pennsylvania State Police found Warner at around 4:26 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at Parx Casino, located at 2999 Street Rd in Bensalem, PA and was taken into custody.

Warner entered a guilty plea on Sept. 16 to the murder and fraud charges.

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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