New Yorker arrested for the murder of 20-year-old Somerset man

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FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. – A New York man has been arrested for the murder of J’Corey Breedy, 20, who was stabbed and killed inside a Eugene Avenue Home in Franklin Township on Thursday.

Police arrested Jahkoy Monsanto, age 24, of New York after conducting an investigation. According to police, Breedy suffered a serious stab wound to his abdomen. Police and medical personnel performed life-saving measures on the victim before he was transported to a nearby Trauma Center.

Breedy was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. The incident happened at around 12:28 p.m.

“Responding Franklin Township Police Detectives were able to ascertain a description and identity of an alleged suspect who was identified as Jahkoy Monsanto. Franklin detectives responded to the area of the New Brunswick Train Station where they observed Monsanto on the train platform and made contact,” the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. “As a result of the investigation Monsanto was found to be in possession of a knife on his person and was taken into custody without incident.”

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed by the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office for the cause and manner of death.

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