WOODBURY, N.J. – Prosecutors say a New Jersey woman who was beaten to death while house-sitting was killed by a burglar who used to live in the home as a foster child.
Nineteen-year-old Brandon Wilson is charged with murder in the death of 26-year-old Shawneeq Carter, whose body was found in the Woodbury home of an acquaintance on Sept. 23.
Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton says Wilson killed the victim after breaking in a day after his release from Bucks County jail, where he was held on drug charges.
Authorities said Carter was beaten to death with a piece of gym equipment. Carter's father told WPVI-TV in Philadelphia that his daughter's 5-year-old son found her body.
Wilson, of Paulsboro, is jailed in an unrelated case. It's unclear whether he has an attorney.