The Whiting man who struck a pedestrian final April and left him there to die has now pleaded responsible and is making ready to be sentenced.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer introduced Tuesday that 63-year previous Kevin Noonan pleaded responsible to Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Car Accident Leading to Demise, in addition to the motorcar offense of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Car Accident Leading to Harm or Demise.
The accident occurred on April 13, 2021, exterior a residence on Yorketown Parkway within the Whiting part of Manchester.
Police responded round 3:45 pm to seek out 69-year previous Jack Gotfried of Whiting laying within the roadway affected by traumatic accidents to his decrease extremities.
He was flown to Jersey Shore College Medical Heart in Neptune, the place he later handed away from his accidents.
Manchester Police Detectives and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Vehicular Murder Unit, working an investigation into the crash, discovered that Noonan stopped at Gotfried’s home to select up some furnishings Jack was freely giving.
Whereas Jack was loading the furnishings into the automobile, Noonan floored it in reverse and hit Jack, pinning him between the again of the automobile and a truck parked in entrance of the home.
Noonan then drove away from the scene leaving Gotfried in agonizing ache and affected by crucial accidents within the street exterior his residence.
An Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Detective arrested Noonan a short while later after he was seen strolling alongside Western Boulevard in Lacey Township.
Noonan was arrested, processed at Manchester Police Headquarters, after which delivered to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, the place he stays right now.
When he’s sentenced on April 1, 2022, the state is on the lookout for a sentence of six years in state jail for Noonan.
Prosecutor Billhimer additionally introduced that Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Veni is dealing with the case on behalf of the State.