🔴 A Pennsauken man is charged with aggravated manslaughter

🔴 The killer and victim were both high on LSD, police said

🔴 The victim is remembered as an avid Eagles fan and musician


PENNSAUKEN — A man is charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter for choking another man to death while they were both using LSD, according to authorities.

Tyler Roderick, 31, of Pennsauken was arrested on Christmas Eve and taken to Camden County jail, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said.

Pennsauken police were called to the 4600 block of High Street around 11:30 p.m. late Saturday night.

Officers found the body of Bradley Niesen, 31. Both of his eyes had petechiae, or small colored spots, according to a criminal complaint. Authorities did not say whether he was found on the street or in a nearby residence.

Niesen had been choked to death, prosecutors said. A homicide investigation led to Roderick's arrest the next day.

The prosecutor's office is asking anyone with information to contact Det. Michael Dons at 856-365-3125 or Pennsauken police Det. Mark Bristow at 856-488-0080 ext. 2420.

Killed while high on LSD

The criminal complaint said that Niesen's girlfriend spoke to police when they arrived at the scene. She said that they had met with Roderick earlier that night.

The three of them had taken lysergic acid diethylamide, a psychedelic drug better known as LSD, according to the complaint.

At some point during the experience, Niesen "began acting out and was screaming."

Roderick, who was also high, responded by strangling Niesen until he was unconscious, the complaint said. Niesen never woke up.

Court documents said Roderick admitted to the killing while speaking with homicide detectives.

Remembered as musician, Eagles fan

Niesen was born in Voorhees in 1992 and grew up in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, and lived in Philadelphia, according to his obituary. He is survived by both his parents and a sister.

His interests included playing music, painting, writing poetry, making videos using a drone camera, and attending Eagles games.

"He was a kind, caring, sensitive young man who always saw the best in everyone," his obituary said.

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