Mother, Son Indicted In Cold Case Murders

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  MONMOUTH COUNTY – A mother and son were indicted in killing two people in crimes that were unsolved for 25 years, police said.

  Ted Connors, 47, and Dolores Morgan, 66, both of Del Ray Beach, Florida, were each indicted with two separate counts of first degree murder related to the deaths of Ana Mejia and Nicholas Connors, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  One victim, Nicholas Connors was the husband of Dolores (Connors) Morgan, and the adoptive father of Ted Connors.

  It started on Dec. 8, 1994 in a bedroom of a Prospect Street apartment in Long Branch. Ana Mejia, 24, was found dead from multiple stab wounds in the bedroom, partially clothed, with “white powdery substance” rubbed on her face, police said. Her two young children were in the home, and were physically unharmed.

  Six months later, on May 14, 1995, police were dispatched to the Van Dyke Place home of Nicholas Connors, 51, of Long Branch who was found dead on a sofa from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

  These first degree murder charges each bring with them a sentence of between 30 years to life in prison, police said.