July 27, 1982: John Attenborough, 57, is found
dead on an unpaved road in Lower Township. George J. Carty III is
among those questioned at the time.
1993: Carty moves to West Virginia where he
works as a nurse and meets his future wife, Cheryl.
2005: Carty completes medical school in West
March 2007: Carty agrees to be interviewed
during the Cape May County Prosecutor’s cold-case review of
Dec. 18, 2007: Carty is arrested in Richmond
Dec. 19, 2007: Carty is placed in the Cape May
County Correctional Center. Bail is set at $500,000.
June 3, 2008: Carty is indicted on a
first-degree murder charge.
June 27, 2008: Carty enters a not-guilty plea
at his arraignment.
Oct. 7, 2009: Superior Court Judge Raymond
Batten dismisses the indictment because a detective misled the
grand jury with regard to DNA evidence found at the scene.
Oct. 20, 2009: A grand jury re-indicts Carty on
the same murder charge.
Dec. 18, 2009: Batten finds the taped statement
given in March 2007 inadmissible because of deficient Miranda
Nov. 3, 2010: Attorneys argue the case at the
Dec. 23, 2010: Appellate Division agrees with
Batten’s ruling and finds the statement inadmissible. It also takes
issue with the manner of the interrogation and the hypothetical
scenarios it relies on.
Dec. 28, 2010: Batten agrees to reduce Carty’s
bail from $250,000 to $50,000. Carty’s family posts bond and he is
Sept. 14, 2011: Defense attorney David
Stefankiewicz receives an order from the New Jersey Supreme Court
saying it will not hear an appeal from the Cape May County