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NJ SARAH STERN: Missing from Neptune, NJ - 2 December 2016 - Age 19 *L. McATASNEY GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by Akoya, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Guilty verdict in New Jersey trial of man accused in classmate's murder

    A man accused of murdering a former high school classmate and throwing her body off of a bridge in New Jersey has been found guilty.

    WABC-TV reports, Liam McAtasney was convicted of strangling 19-year-old Sarah Stern in her Neptune City home before disposing of her body in the Shark River in Belmar.

    The defense had claimed there was no physical evidence to support the accusations against McAtasney, who told a judge last week that he would not testify on his own behalf.

    (Now, I hope Sarah can rest peacefully with her Mom!)
  2. Summer_breeze

    Summer_breeze Blowing through the Jasmine in my mind

    Sarah Stern murder: 'It seems like there's no resolution' says dad

    Kathleen Hopkins, Asbury Park PressPublished 5:00 a.m. ET May 17, 2019

    NEPTUNE CITY - Michael Stern had hoped by now to be past the cause of his daughter’s death and instead focusing on what she accomplished in her life.

    But there’s been an impediment to moving on — Sarah Stern’s killer is still awaiting punishment.

    Liam McAtasney, who was Sarah’s friend since childhood, was supposed to be sentenced for her murder and related crimes on May 24, but now his sentencing has been adjourned so that the judge who is presiding over the case can consider a motion for a new trial.
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  3. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    So, wait, he's been found guilty. Isn't a motion to appeal done after sentencing?
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  4. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    It’s different in each state
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    If You Love True Crime, Then You Need to Watch ‘The Betrayal of Sarah Stern’

    Gather round, true-crime fans, because we have a story that you absolutely need to hear—and watch. It involves a young woman, an abandoned car, a huge chunk of money, and ultimately, a disturbing confession captured on video.

    Tonight, NBC’s Dateline will air a two-hour special episode, “The Betrayal of Sarah Stern,” that looks into the twists and turns of the impossible-to-believe true-crime story.


    This aired on May 17. You may be able to watch it here: https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/the-betrayal-of-sarah-stern/3955652
  6. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    The man convicted of killing 19-year-old Sarah Stern will not be granted a new trial after a Superior Court judge on Friday rejected his argument that the verdict was a "miscarriage of justice," the Asbury Park Press is reporting.

    Sentencing for Liam McAtasney, who in February was found guilty of the robbery and murder of his Neptune City friend in December 2016, had been scheduled for today but the sentencing was postponed after his attorney sought to throw out the verdict.

    The 21-year-old faces life in prison when he is sentenced 9 a.m. June 14.

    No New Trial
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'll never ever understand these people who walk among us who can plan a murder for months in advance. I mean, do they think about it everyday? Do they talk to other human beings and not care about a soul? It's scary, it's very scary.
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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm going to try to find this on YouTube tonight.
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  9. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I just watched it. It makes me feel so sad! I want so badly to go back in time and warn her about what's going to happen. I still just can't believe they did that to her and they had no remorse whatsoever. Not one bit.

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