Prosecutor Luis Valentin says 31-year-old Anthony Morris of Long Branch was charged Wednesday with arson for hire, tampering with physical evidence, desecrating human remains, hindering apprehension and conspiracy to commit arson.
Morris is being held on $500,000 cash bail at the Monmouth County Jail. He faces more than 36 years in prison if convicted on all charges. It was not known if he has retained a lawyer.
The victim's ex-wife and her father were arrested earlier this week on murder charges.