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    NJ - Michelle Nyce, 34, murdered, Hopewell Twp, 16 Jan 2004

    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP)--A former pharmaceutical researcher has been accused of killing his wife by smashing her head into the garage floor of their mansion after learning she was having an affair.

    Jonathan Nyce also is charged with trying to make the death look like an accident by placing her body in her sport utility vehicle and sending it over a snowy embankment into a creek.............


    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...ife-Slain.html

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    Here's an article with more information on their relationship:

    http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.s...1333136670.xml

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    This case is really interesting to me. I feel so awful for the children.

    Apparently Michelle Nyce was having an affair with their landscaper. Several months ago, she said she broke it off when the landscaper began pressuring her for money, etc. Around the same time, Jonathan Nyce says he got a phone call from someone who later turned out to be the landscaper, demanding that Jonathan Nyce pay him $500,000 or he would release audio and video tapes of Michelle Nyce having sex with another man. Jonathan Nyce heard part of the audio tape and recognized his wife's voice.

    The Nyce's pressed charges against the landscaper, but the case was eventually dropped. Jonathan Nyce says his wife had just returned from seeing this landscaper when a fight broke out and she was killed.

    This article has lots of info:

    http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.s...4360200471.xml

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    Jonathan Nyce charged with murder of wife

    Mr. Nyce, 54, is charged with beating his 34-year-old wife, Michelle Nyce, to death in the garage of their residence on Keithwood Court in southwestern Hopewell Township late on the night of Jan. 16, 2004. She was returning home from a Route 1 motel-room rendezvous with her lover of one year, a landscaper who had worked on the Nyce property, according to the Mercer County prosecutor's office.
    The prosecution says Mr. Nyce tried to make his wife's death look like the result of an automobile accident, putting her corpse behind the wheel of her SUV and driving it into Jacobs Creek. He then tried to hide all evidence of her killing, including blood stains, the prosecution claims.

    http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?B...&PAG=461&rfi=9
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Convicted and sentenced, he was scheduled to go back to jail. Instead he was escorted by sheriff's deputies across the street to his attorneys office, where he changed into a suit and tie for an interview with Dateline.
    Judge seems angry about this event.
    http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.s...190.xml&coll=5
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Larkin came under a hail of criticism for not taking Nyce directly to jail and admitted last month he had made the wrong decision.

    Yesterday, he said again that he had made a mistake.

    "It may not have been the best decision I ever made, but there was nothing criminal about it," said Larkin, a Democrat who is seeking re-election. "I never had any doubt in my mind there was no criminality."

    In a prepared statement, Bocchini criticized the sheriff. "Sheriff Larkin's decision . . . was inappropriate," the prosecutor said. He said allowing Nyce to be interviewed in his lawyer's office "posed serious security issues. In addition, the perception of preferential treatment for Nyce . . . cannot be condoned or tolerated."

    He said the decision to allow Nyce to change clothes and sit for the interview outside the courthouse "was made solely by Sheriff Larkin."
    http://www.nj.com/news/times/regiona...320.xml&coll=5
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Larkin came under a hail of criticism for not taking Nyce directly to jail and admitted last month he had made the wrong decision.

    Yesterday, he said again that he had made a mistake.

    "It may not have been the best decision I ever made, but there was nothing criminal about it," said Larkin, a Democrat who is seeking re-election. "I never had any doubt in my mind there was no criminality."

    In a prepared statement, Bocchini criticized the sheriff. "Sheriff Larkin's decision . . . was inappropriate," the prosecutor said. He said allowing Nyce to be interviewed in his lawyer's office "posed serious security issues. In addition, the perception of preferential treatment for Nyce . . . cannot be condoned or tolerated."

    He said the decision to allow Nyce to change clothes and sit for the interview outside the courthouse "was made solely by Sheriff Larkin."
    http://www.nj.com/news/times/regiona...320.xml&coll=5
    I bought the book about this murder/trial. Not intentially, I was only looking for a new book to read.

    If interested, it is Never Leave Me by John Glatt. Jonathan Nyce got away with murder!!!!! Found guilty by a jury of passion/provocation manslaughter! Unfrickin believable! IMO That is a new one to me!

    The book was OK, not a great book. The case was interesting, but the author droned on and on about Jonathan's career in the beginning. I was tempted to throw it away, but I perservered! lol

    This trial was to have been covered by CTTV, except the MJackson coverage interfered.

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    The Case

    Whew, that sheriff still has his job huh?.........
    Guess the Dateline crew won him over. They are a nice bunch of people, thats for sure.
    My oh My .......murder the wife ......and get a slap on the wrist.
    I might buy the book......and just skip-a-dee-do -da a lot of it.
    Thanks LaMer for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMer
    I bought the book about this murder/trial. Not intentially, I was only looking for a new book to read.

    If interested, it is Never Leave Me by John Glatt. Jonathan Nyce got away with murder!!!!! Found guilty by a jury of passion/provocation manslaughter! Unfrickin believable! IMO That is a new one to me!

    The book was OK, not a great book. The case was interesting, but the author droned on and on about Jonathan's career in the beginning. I was tempted to throw it away, but I perservered! lol

    This trial was to have been covered by CTTV, except the MJackson coverage interfered.
    I just read that book last week. You're right he did get away with murder. He made me sick he was so full of himself. Probably still is. Those poor kids.

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    From December 2010:

    http://www.nj.com/news/times/regiona...8191257150.xml

    Jonathan Nyce, the Hopewell Township research scientist convicted of fatally beating his wife then staging her death as a car accident in 2004, has been released from prison and says he's written a book that will prove his innocence.

    After five years behind bars, the 60-year-old father of three walked out of prison on Dec. 5 and has returned to his parents' home in Collegeville, Pa., where he was reunited with his children...

    Two weeks ago Nyce "maxed out" of his sentence after prison officials knocked off time for the days he spent in jail before his sentencing and for his good behavior behind bars, corrections officials said.




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