Steven Spivey : Woman charged with murder in Hunterdon County stabbing

A tragic incident unfolded in Raritan Township, NJ, as a woman was arrested for the fatal stabbing of a man. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor, Renée M. Robeson, disclosed that Domonique Preston, 45, from Raritan Township, faces serious charges including first-degree murder.

The dreadful event took place in the early hours of Wednesday, Feb. 21, when authorities received a distressing 9-1-1 call reporting a stabbing at a residence on Manchester Road. Upon arrival, officers found the lifeless body of 66-year-old Steven Spivey, who had suffered a fatal stab wound. Preston, who resides in the same household, was promptly arrested at the scene.

Preston’s first court appearance occurred on the same day, and she is currently detained at the Warren County Correctional Center. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office has requested to keep her in custody pending further legal proceedings.

The severity of the charges Preston faces is evident from the potential criminal penalties, which include a mandatory state prison term of 30 years to life for first-degree murder. Additionally, third-degree charges could lead to a three to five-year imprisonment term and a fine of up to $15,000, while fourth-degree charges may result in up to eighteen months behind bars and a fine not exceeding $10,000.

Prosecutor Robeson and Raritan Township Police Chief Alfred Payne commended the collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies in swiftly resolving the case. The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Raritan Township Police Department worked diligently to ensure the prompt apprehension of Preston.

The community is left in shock and mourning over the tragic loss of Steven Spivey. The authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident in Raritan Township.

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