Succasunna woman charged with attempting to poison her grandmother

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Roxbury Township Police Chief Marc Palanchi announce that Elise Conroy, age 26, of Succasunna, has been charged with the Attempted Murder of her grandmother, L.E., age 84, also of Succasunna.

During the early morning hours of August 12, Conroy was charged by Warrant-Complaint with the first-degree crime of Attempted Murder related to an ongoing investigation into her attempt to poison her grandmother with use of liquid anti-freeze.

The charges were authorized by Municipal Court Judge Ira Cohen on August 12. Thereafter, Conroy was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings.

It is alleged that in late July, Conroy purchased liquid anti-freeze from a local store with the purpose of poisoning her grandmother, whom she resided with in Succasunna. Thereafter, it is alleged that Conroy poured the anti-freeze into juice and gave the juice to her grandmother.
Members of the Roxbury Township Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section have contributed to this investigation.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Roxbury Township Police Department at 973-448-2100 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 973-285-6200.

Any inquiries related to this press release can be directed to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Fred Snowflack at 973-829-8159.

Shooting victims, cause, manner of death identified

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp today identified the victims of last Saturday’s shooting in Morris County as Laurel R. Chasmar, 28, of Morris Plains and Hassan Shahid, 32, of Jersey City.

The homicide of Chasmar was caused by gunshot wounds inflicted upon her. The suicide of Shahid was caused by a gunshot wound. The findings were made following an investigation conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner.

In the early morning hours of August 5, law enforcement responded to the area of The Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments on The Buckley Way in Morris Plains following a report of possible gunshots in the area.

The body of Chasmar was found in Morris Plains. Shortly afterwards, the body of Shahid was found in Morris Township.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn and the Morris Plains Police Department; Acting Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo and the Morris Township Police Department; the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Major Crimes Unit; the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Section; and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office who assisted in this matter.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Fred Snowflack at (973) 829-8159 or [email protected]

Shooting in Morris Plains under investigation

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp along with Morris Plains Chief of Police Jason A. Kohn and Morris Township Acting Chief of Police Mark DiCarlo announce that a 28-year-old woman was found dead in the early hours Saturday morning outside of The Highlands at Morris Plains Apartments on The Buckley Way in Morris Plains. Officers were notified of possible gunshots in the area and discovered her body upon their arrival.

The body of a 32-year-old man was found dead nearby over the border in Morris Township.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to these areas, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, Morris Plains Police, Morris Township Police, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The cause and manner of death are pending determination by the Medical Examiner, but this appears to be an isolated incident. There is no threat to the community. At this time, the identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of families of the deceased.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Fred Snowflack at (973) 829-8159 or [email protected]