TWO ASBURY PARK MEN INDICTED FOR KILLING 22 YEAR by xiw67167

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									                   NEWS RELEASE
                                          Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
                                          71 Monument Park
                                          Freehold, New Jersey 07728
                                          (732) 431-7160
                                          Luis A. Valentin, Prosecutor




 TWO ASBURY PARK MEN INDICTED FOR KILLING 22 YEAR
                   OLD MAN


        Today, a Monmouth County Grand Jury returned an Indictment against Jerrell Moore, 27
and Michael Hostler, 27, both Asbury Park residents, for the murder of Jerry Jules, 22, on
November 5, 2005.       The Grand Jury also indicted Moore and Hostler with one count of
Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The
Grand Jury did not return any formal charges against a third individual charged in this case, 19
year old, MyGod Rush, of Neptune Township.

        The investigation conducted by the Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth
County Prosecutor's Office revealed that Jerrell Moore and Michael Hostler approached Jerry
Jules for repayment of a debt Jules owed Moore. A physical altercation ensued between Moore
and Jules which lead to Moore pulling out a gun and fatally shooting Jules as Jules attempted to
flee the area. Hostler, who was driving the "getaway" vehicle, waited for Moore to get in the
vehicle and sped away after the shooting.

         Members of the Asbury Park Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s
Office arrested Moore for these crimes on November 8, 2005. Bail was set at $1,000,000.
Members of the Eatontown and Asbury Park Police Departments along with detectives from the
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office arrested Michael Hostler on November 30, 2005. Bail
was set at 1,000,000. Both defendants were lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional
Institution in lieu of that bail where they remain today.

        If convicted of the murder charge, the minimum sentence imposed would be 30 years
without parole. The maximum sentence for the murder charge upon conviction is Life
Imprisonment subject to the No Early Release Act (N.E.R.A.), which means Mr. Moore and/or
Mr. Hostler, would serve 85% of the sentence, which for purposes of a life sentence is calculated
to be a minimum of 63 years, 9 months and 3 days before becoming eligible for parole.

        Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin stated "gun violence is a significant
priority for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and the Asbury Park Police Department.
Valentin further stated, "we will continue to emphasize upon Asbury Park citizens that law
enforcement is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting violent crimes committed against its
residents."

       An arraignment, which is the formal presentation of the Indictment to the defendants, will
be scheduled within the next 45 days before the Honorable Paul F. Chaiet J.S.C., to whom the
case has been assigned.

        Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found
guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial
rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and state law.

      Assistant Prosecutor Marc C. LeMieux of the Major Crimes Unit for the Monmouth
County Prosecutor’s Office will prosecute the case.


Released: March 15, 2006




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