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Detention hearing slated for man in co-worker’s slaying

August 25, 2019

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A detention hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a man charged in the stabbing death of a co-worker authorities say was slain on her lunch break.

NJ.com reports that 30-year-old Kenneth Saal pleaded not guilty Friday in Middlesex County Court in the slaying of 26-year-old Carolyn Byington.

Authorities said Byington was found dead in her Plainsboro apartment June 10 with multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma after returning home on her lunch break.

Defense attorney Matthew Teeter said his client, who also faces a weapons charge, “is cloaked in a presumption of innocence until he’s proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Saal’s sister, Lauren Saal, told NJ Advance Media that the family believes her brother “is not involved in this.”

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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