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‘I’m numb.’ Sarah Stern’s father talks after plea in murder case

By Andrew Ford, the Asbury Park Press

Michael Stern bowed his head and wiped his eyes in the Freehold courtroom as the accomplice in his 19-year-old daughter’s killing confessed to helping dispose of her body.

Preston Taylor, 19, of Neptune, pleaded guilty Monday to six crimes in connection with Sarah Stern’s killing, acts prosecutors say he committed for a $3,000 cut of money stolen from her, a total of about $10,000.

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