Updated Story: Bridgewater Teen To Be Tried As Adult In Homicide Of Somerset Woman

Update: Jason Molina, 16, of Bridgewater, will be tried as an adult in the May stabbing death of a 23-year-old Somerset woman.

Superior Court Judge James F. Hyland, sitting in Family Court in New Brunswick, ruled June 19 that Molina may be tried as an adult in the fatal stabbing of Christine Huh in a New Brunswick apartment.

Molina was subsequently charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Molina remains in custody at the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center on $1 million bail, according to the release.

Original Story: The friend of a Somerset woman killed May 10 in a New Brunswick apartment told emergency dispatchers that she was “too scared” to check if the woman was breathing.

“Start heading over to 60 Paterson Street, apartment 903,” dispatchers told officers at about 3:12 a.m., according to radio transmissions first reported by New Brunswick Today, an online news site in New Brunswick. “I have an unconscious female I’m not sure what her situation is and the caller’s too scared to check on her friend.”

Ten minutes later, the New Brunswick Fire Department was dispatched to the apartment for a victim of a cardiac arrest, according to the report.

Police would later find 23-year-old Christine Huh in the apartment, suffering from apparent stab wounds, according to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. She would be pronounced dead at 3:50 a.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, according to the release.

The Middlesex County Medical Examiner on May 12 determined that Huh had indeed been killed by stabbing, said James O’Neil, spokesman for the county prosecutor.

A 16-year-old Bridgewater youth has been charged with juvenile delinquency and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in connection with Huh’s death.

The youth, who by law can only be charged with juvenile delinquency, was found in Bridgewater by Bridgewater and New Brunswick police at about 6:25 a.m., according to the release.

Investigators determined the girl was visiting friends when she was attacked, the release said.

According to a report on NJ.com, Huh was the daughter of Bong Kee Huh, senior pastor at Praise Presbyterian Church on Cedar Grove Lane, and a 2014 graduate of Rutgers University. Funeral services for Huh will be held 10 a.m. May 14 at the church, according to the report.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Quick of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Detective Canastra of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3809.


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