Pleasantville Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter of a Woman
31 year-old Pleasantville man Steven Stallworth pleaded guilty on Monday of aggravated manslaughter in the death Monroeville resident Tara Alicea four years ago.
Alicea's body was found in the woods four years ago in Egg Harbor Township.
According to Atlantic County prosecutors, the 30 year-old's body was discovered by a hunter in January 2014 in a suitcase hiding in the woods.
She was finally identified after pictures of her tattoos were released. Officials from the New Jersey medical examiner's office said she was strangled between the period of July to December 2013. Stallworth also plead guilty on Monday to desecrating human remains as well.
Stallworth is facing up to 28 years in prison, prosecutors say. He must serve at least 85% of the term first before even discussing an early release.
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