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3 people charged with murder of NJ hospital technician found in trunk of car

PATERSON — An engaged couple and the groom’s father have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman who was found dead in the trunk of her own car.

Paterson police were called to check on a suspicious car parked in the James Street and Ryerson Avenue area of ​​Paterson just before 8 a.m. Feb. 25, according to Passaic County District Attorney Camelia M. Valdes .

Police found the body of Stephanie DeJesus, 38, of Paterson, in the trunk. Although she was shot and injured, a medical examiner determined she was killed by blunt force trauma.

According to her obituary, DeJesus was a cardiovascular technician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark.

Justin Fisher, 29, Ali Gibson, 51, and Joelle Martucci, 24, all of Totowa, have also been charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit murder. They are all being held in Passaic County Jail.

Valdes did not reveal a motive for the murder.

Samantha DeJesus

Samantha DeJesus (Heather Vargas via spotfund)

Found dead in her own car

According to an affidavit obtained by NorthJersey.comthe victim, DeJesus was an “acquaintance” of the three suspects.

Martucci is engaged to Fisher, who is Gibson’s son.

The Lincoln MKZ where DeJesus’ body was located belonged to the victim.

A Spotfund page was created to help with his funeral expenses.

His funeral is Saturday at Paterson’s Shook Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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