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NJ Man Charged With Murder In Gallatin College Student's Death

NJ Man Charged With Murder In Gallatin College Student's Death

CREATED Mar 25, 2014

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Murder charges have been filed against a central New Jersey man accused in the fatal beating of a college student from Tennessee.

Middlesex County prosecutors say 38-year-old Timothy Puskas of New Brunswick was notified of the charge Tuesday at the county jail, where he's being held on an unrelated matter. His bail was set at $5 million, and it was not known if he has retained an attorney in the murder case.

Puskas is charged in the death of William McCaw, who was found dead in the backyard of a New Brunswick home on February 15. But authorities have not said what spurred the killing.

Prosecutors said McCaw, a 22-year-old Gallatin resident, was a student at Kean College in north Jersey, about 25 miles away from where he was found.

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