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N.J. Man Charged in 2 Women’s Killings

December 19, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities say a man charged with murder in the death of a New Jersey college student is now accused of killing another woman.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray told NJ.com that 20-year-old Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, of Orange, is charged with murder in the death of 33-year-old Joanne Brown.

He was ordered held Dec. 16 in lieu of $5 million bail. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

Murray says Brown was last seen Oct. 22 in Orange. A work crew found her body Dec. 5 at a vacant house in Orange. Murray says she was strangled.

Wheeler-Weaver recently pleaded not guilty to murder in the strangulation death of 20-year-old New Jersey City University student Sarah Butler, whose body was found Dec. 1 in West Orange.

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