Teen charged in death of Sarah Stern not getting released, appellate court says

FREEHOLD — One of two friends accused in the death of Sarah Stern lost a bid to get out of jail while prosecutors prepare their case against him.

A state appellate court on Tuesday refused to reverse a Superior Court judge’s decision to keep Preston Taylor behind bars rather than let him move home with his parents.

Taylor, 19, of Neptune City, is accused of helping to dump Stern’s body off the Route 35 bridge in Belmar early Dec. 3 after his friend Liam McAtasney allegedly strangled her and stole $7,000 from her.

After Taylor’s Feb. 2 arrest, his attorney sought to …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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