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Old 09-14-2019, 07:34 AM
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Son, Friend Killed Brick Man In 'Savage Beating:' Prosecutor
Mark Richard Austin was found dead in a Cedar Bridge Manor home Sept. 7; his son and a second man are charged with murder, authorities said.

Sep 13, 2019 10:17 pm ET

BRICK, NJ A Brick Township man found dead in his home on Saturday was savagely beaten to death in a murder that was planned by his son and another man, authorities allege.

Mark J. Austin, 28, of Brick, and Jeray Melton, 27, of Salem City, are being held in the Ocean County Jail in connection with the killing of Mark Richard Austin, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Brick Township Police Chief Joseph Riccio announced in a joint news release Friday night.

"The victim, Mr. Austin suffered serious injuries from a savage beating that caused his death," Billhimer said. "This investigation was very complex and the detectives in our Major Crime Unit and in the Brick Township Police Department did an amazing job of following leads and putting this case together."
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