Report: Counseling dispute spurred fatal beating

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - December 17, 2011

Leo Moran faces murder charges in the death if his 74-year-old wife, Charlotte, who was beaten multiple times in their Chester Township home on Thursday. He remained jailed Saturday in lieu of $1 million bail.

The Star-Ledger of Newark (, citing court documents, reported that Leo Moran had repeatedly resisted the counseling before finally agreeing to have his son take him to a hospital for a screening on Wednesday night.

But Moran became angry when family members said he wasn't honest with the counselor. He also feared his wife of 54 years had been unfaithful.


Information from: The Star-Ledger,

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