Ocean County Man Charged With Killing His Father To Remain Detained

Justin Donaldson (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  LACEY – A Township man will remain detained after being charged for the murder of his father, police said.

  Justin Donaldson, 36, was charged with Murder in connection with the death of his father, David Donaldson, 67, also of Lacey Township.

  Around 4:35 p.m., on September 7, a concerned family member called 911 after attempting a welfare check on David, however Justin would not let the family member into the home on Weehawken Avenue. As a result, police arrived at the home and inside found David dead with trauma to his face.

  Police determined that Justin Donaldson was the person responsible for his father’s death and was arrested at the scene without incident.

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  On September 20, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Justin will remain detained in the Ocean County Jail.

  The charges referenced are merely accusations and the public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.