CAPE MAY COURTHOUSE, N.J. – A doctor living in Ohio was arrested on charges that he beat his boss to death when he was a chef in New Jersey 25 years ago.
George Carty, 49, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on aggravated manslaughter charges. Carty, who lives in the Cleveland suburb of Richmond Heights, was arrested Tuesday and waived extradition.
In the early 1980s, Carty and John Attenborough worked as chefs at Wildwood Golf and Country Club in Middle Township. The 57-year-old Attenborough was in charge. Carty, then 24, was his assistant.
Attenborough's body was found next to his car near a construction site. Authorities have not said why he may have been killed.
Robert Keating, then a bartender and now general manager at the club, told the Press of Atlantic City for Thursday's newspapers that both men drank heavily. And when he was drinking, Keating said, Attenborough became belligerent and bossed Carty around.
The case was put aside until earlier this year, when it was assigned to a rookie detective.
Carty was being held on $500,000 bail. Capt. Marie Hayes from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said no defense lawyer had immediately come forward for Carty.