KEANSBURG, N.J. — A teenage neighbor of annearby her home has been arrested and charged with her murder, authorities announced Friday, CBS New York reports.
Andreas Erazo, 18, faces first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of Abbiegail Smith, the Monmouth County prosecutor’s bureau said.
Erazo, who authorities pronounced lived in an upstairs apartment, seemed in probity Friday.
Prosecutors pronounced Erazo stabbed Smith to death. The girl’s family was in probity for Erazo’s appearance, and her mom confronted Erazo.
“You killed my daughter!” she said. “I wish you debase in jail. My one and only daughter. You demeanour divided from me. You need to debase in jail! Can’t even demeanour at us!”
Erazo’s next probity coming will be Wednesday.
“I spoke to the desired ones of Abbiegail Smith. Her family doesn’t wish to pronounce to anyone in the media at this indicate in time,” Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said. “They did ask me to communicate to the open and the media that what they wish out of this is justice, and it’s my pursuit and my staff’s pursuit to do the best at delivering that for them.”
Gramiccioni added, “By all accounts from her family and people in that tight-knit community, she was a lovely, lovely little girl.”
Abbiegail was last seen in her home at the Hancock apartments around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday and was reported blank by her mom about an hour later, investigators said. Police found her physique nearby the unit building Thursday morning.
“In the back area of the unit formidable behind me, where she lives,” Gramiccioni pronounced Thursday.
“We were really carefree that we would find her,” Gramiccioni said. “It’s a punch in the tummy for all of us in this community, generally with law enforcement.”
A commemorative for Abbiegail grows on Keansburg’s Main Street, where she was mostly seen personification or using around.
“She was a kind girl,” schoolmate Shaft Page told CBS New York. “If she had something, she’d give it to you.”
“I’m devastated, and we know all the relatives here are,” pronounced Janelle Pierce, adding, “I’m jarred to my core.”
“It’s outrageous,” one man said. “It’s really outrageous. You would never think.”
Due to the ongoing investigation, police would not pronounce about a ground or if the think knew Abbiegail, nor would they contend if any passionate abuse occurred.
Prosecutors are job the killing an removed crime. Erazo has no before rapist record.