Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty In Berkeley Fatal Stabbing

Angelo Grenci (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  BERKELEY – A local man has admitted to killing a man after stabbing him in the neck, officials said.

  Angelo Grenci, 47, of Berkeley Township, pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter in connection with the death of Carlton Williams, 50, of Seaside Heights. At the time of his sentencing on April 19, the State will be seeking a term of 25 years New Jersey State Prison. He will have to serve 85% of his term before being eligible for parole subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act.

  On November 14, 2020, Williams had been stabbed in the neck and was flown to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries a week later.

  A post mortem examination was performed by the Ocean County Medical Examiner and determined the cause of Williams’s death to be anoxic brain injury secondary to massive bleed from a stab to the neck, and the manner of death to be homicide.

  Authorities later determined that Grenci stabbed Williams during an altercation in the area of Magnolia Avenue at around 7 p.m. on November 14. He was taken into custody at his home without incident.

  Grenci has since been lodged in New Jersey State Prison where he is presently serving a sentence on an unrelated matter.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledged the efforts of Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Abatemarco and Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Veni who have handled the case on behalf of the State, and commended the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and High Tech Crime Unit, Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Witness Advocacy Unit, Berkeley Police Detective Bureau, Toms River Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office, Ocean County Department of Corrections, State of New Jersey Department of Corrections, and New Jersey State Parole Board, for their collaborative efforts in connection with this matter leading to Grenci’s swift apprehension, guilty plea, and soon his state prison sentence.