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Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ll announced today that Noah Jennings of Jersey City has been charged with stabbing his 60-year old father, Phillip Jennings, to death in his Oration Street home in Newark.
The elder Jennings was found dead on the second floor by Newark Police officers doing a wellness check on April 2 around 12:40 pm. The Daily Voice was the first to report this story.
Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara and Prosecutor Stephens said the 60-year old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The younger Jennings, age 22, has been charged with one count of murder, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, plus one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The investigation, which is active, is being conducted by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide and Major Crimes Task Force. The task force includes detectives from the Newark Police Department.