Jeremiah Monell

Jeremiah Monell, 33, is charged in the stabbing death of Tara O'Shea his estranged wife. O'Shea, 35, was killed in December 2016 in her Commercial Township home. Prosecutors say the couple's 12-year-old son witnessed the stabbing. Police sought Monell for two weeks before finding him hiding out in a wooded area in Atlantic County. Monell could face a mandatory life term if convicted. Prosecutors have offered to allow an open plea, letting a judge determine a sentence of between 30 years and life. The defense is seeking an 18-year term.