New charges delay murder trial for honors student, boyfriend

The trial of a college honors student and her boyfriend accused of killing a marijuana dealer will be delayed after a judge dismissed the original indictment in favor of a new one that lodges 11 additional charges against the Monmouth County couple.

Trupal Patel, who was found dead Feb. 22. (Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office)

Jury selection in the trial of Joseph Villani and Rachel Garajau, who are accused of killing Trupal Patel, was scheduled to start Nov. 29. Authorities say Villani shot and killed Patel in his garage on Feb. 5 before dumping his …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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