Pair admit roles in deadly southern New Jersey home invasion

June 25, 2019

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Two men have admitted their roles in a deadly home invasion in southern New Jersey.

Gloucester County prosecutors say 19-year-old Thadius Oswald, of Paulsboro, and 21-year-old Corey Grier, of Woodbury, stole cash and cellphones from three people in a Woodbury home last August.

One of the victims, 32-year-old Misael Ruiz Garcia, followed Oswald out of the home and across the street, where prosecutors said Oswald shot him at point-blank range.

Oswald pleaded guilty earlier this month to aggravated manslaughter and faces up to 26 years in prison when he’s sentenced July 26.

Grier pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit robbery and faces an eight-year prison term when he’s sentenced Aug. 16.

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