Friday, October 25, 2013

Folsom Man Indicted for the Murder of a Woman Stabbed to Death in Her Home

MAYS LANDING - A Folsom man has been indicted for the murder of a woman who was stabbed to death in her home six months ago, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, an Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted Darrin K. Plumlee, 43, for the murder of Merry Abernathy, 30.
On Friday, April 12, 2013, the New Jersey State Police responded to the couples’ residence located on the 100 block of Lenape Terrace and discovered Abernathy, who had sustained multiple stab wounds, dead inside the home.

State Police apprehended Plumlee on scene and charged him with murder. Plumlee has been indicted on counts of first-degree murder and weapons offenses. He remains jailed at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu $2 million bail.
***The indictment is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, an indicted defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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