NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Demond Gray of North Brunswick, New Jersey was arrested and charged for the murder of Abdul Conteh at a hotel in the same township, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Sunday.
Gray, 43, was charged with first-degree murder after police were called to a room at the Farrington Inn around noon on March 20.READ MORE: Watch Live Now: Gov. Phil Murphy Gives Update On Storm Preparations In New Jersey
North Brunswick Police said they found Conteh, who is from Somerset, New Jersey, physically injured and unresponsive before he was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
Investigators said Gray assaulted and killed Conteh, 60, in the hotel room. But the cause of death and circumstances surrounding the murder are still being investigated.MORE NEWS: Bronx High-Rise Victims Remembered With Funeral Sunday, Officials Pledge To Keep Up Support For Survivors
Gray is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center pending a pre-trial detention hearing.