Witness who helped break Sarah Stern killing case feared for life, cops says

The friend of Sarah Stern’s accused killer willingly worked with investigators to record an alleged confession because he feared for his life, the lead detective in the case testified in court Wednesday.

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Brian Weisbrot made that assertion during testimony in a hearing Wednesday to determine if the videotaped recording can be played at the trial for Liam McAtasney, 20.

“A.C. wanted to participate in the consensual recording,” Weisbrot said, referring to the witness by his initials to protect his identity.

“Is there a reason he gave for that?” Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Decker asked …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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