NJ man accused of abandoning toddler at Del. gas station is accused of killing her motherBy AP
Friday, February 26, 2010
Murder charge for man accused of abandoning girl
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey man accused of abandoning his toddler daughter at a gas station in Delaware has been charged with killing her mother.
Middlesex County prosecutors filed a murder charge against 25-year-old Dwayne Jackson, of Edison, on Thursday night. Bail was increased from $750,000 to $2.75 million, and he remained in the county jail Friday. Jail officials say they don’t know if he has an attorney.
Jackson already was charged with kidnapping and child endangerment in New Jersey and reckless endangerment in Delaware. He is now charged in the killing of 25-year-old Patricia Belizaire, whose burning body was found in a park in Monsey, N.Y.
Jackson’s 20-month-old daughter was found Sunday at a Newark, Del., service station.
(This version CORRECTS bail amount.)
Tags: Crimes Against Children, Delaware, Geography, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North America, United States, Violent Crime