Man accused of killing, dismembering girlfriend to testify in own defense

ELIZABETH — A man accused of intentionally running over his girlfriend with his Hummer, dismembering her body and hiding the parts is likely to take the stand Thursday in his own defense.

Matthew Ballister, 47, told a judge Wednesday that he wants to testify in his trial, where he faces murder, desecration and related charges in the October 2013 death of April Wyckoff, then 43, on the driveway of his Union Township home.

Investigators found Wyckoff’s car and five black garbage bags with parts of her body in an industrial area of Newark days after her …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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