Friend stole $7K from Sarah Stern after strangling her, new documents claim

NEPTUNE CITY — The man accused of strangling Sarah Stern went with her to the bank where she accessed a safety deposit box before the pair returned to her Neptune City home where Liam McAtasney allegedly robbed her of approximately $7,000, new documents obtained by NJ Advance Media reveal.

McAtasney, 19, of Neptune City, admitted to a friend in a taped recording that the trip to the bank took place on Dec. 2, the day he is suspected of killing his childhood friend. He also said in the recording that he recruited his roommate, Preston Taylor, to help dump her body over the Route 35 bridge in Belmar, the court documents said.

The documents, obtained by NJ Advance Media through the state’s Open Public Records Act, largely echo what prosecutors have already stated publicly in court hearings for McAtasney and Taylor, 19, of Neptune City.

However, the documents reveal an approximate dollar amount that McAtasney allegedly stole from Stern and why she had cash in the home.


SOURCE: NJ.Com Online

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