Colts Neck teen given 15 years for brutally stabbing woman, stealing her car
A Colts Neck teen was given a 15-year state prison sentence for stabbing a woman in her home in 2013 and then driving away from the crime scene in her vehicle.
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a press release Thursday that Brennan Doyle, now 18, previously admitted that he "repeatedly stabbed the victim in her Colts Neck home with the intent of killing her before fleeing the home in the victim’s motor vehicle."
The incident occurred on July 7, 2013. According to the Prosecutor's Office, Colts Neck Police received a 911 call around 12:30 a.m. from a woman in the township stating she had been stabbed by an unknown attacker. When police and emergency medical workers responded, they found that the resident had, in fact, been stabbed several times. She was taken to a hospital and was listen in critical condition. She was discharged after several days.
"A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Colts Neck Police Department revealed the victim heard some noise coming from the outside of her house and when she went to open her door to investigate, the assailant pushed his way into her house and stabbed her several times and left her for dead," The Prosecutor's Office stated in a press release.
Following the attack, Doyle then took the victim's car keys and left the scene in her car, which had been parking in her driveway. Authorities found the vehicle that same day in Aberdeen.
Doyle, who was 16 years old at the time of the incidents, is subject to the "No Early Release Act," which means he must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he can become eligible for parole. In addition, he'll be on parole for three years after his release.