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Nearly a year after 4 were slain at shore, motive a mystery

December 17, 2018

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Nearly a year after a teenager allegedly shot and killed his parents, sister and a family friend, few details have emerged to shed light on the crime.

The four were slain on New Year’s Eve in Long Branch. The teen’s brother and grandfather and another friend were in the house at the time but escaped unharmed.

The case was sent to family court and a judge barred attorneys from speaking about it.

Prosecutors sought to have the case moved up to adult court, but a decision wasn’t publicized.

The Asbury Park Press reports 16-year-old defendant Scott Kologi faces four counts of murder plus a weapons offense.

Prosecutors have said the semi-automatic rifle used in the killings was legally owned by someone in the home, but have provided no other details.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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