A Middlesex County jury found a Jamesburg man guilty of kill his own father and a second man before setting fire to a house in a cover-up attempt more than two years ago.
Jaree Kitchen, 24, was convicted of the 2019 murders of Clifford Kitchen Jr. and Gregory Fisher, both 53 and of Jamesburg.
During a two-week trial that ended on June 1, prosecutors said Jaree Kitchen had moved back to Jamesburg from Georgia to live with her father – but soon after they started having ” important issues”.
Things turned sour with a brutal brawl on November 4, 2019, in which Jaree Kitchen fatally stabbed her father and Fisher, who lived in the same house at 7 Sheridan Street.
Two days later, he set fire to the house in an attempt to destroy evidence of what he had done, prosecutors said.
Kitchen was also convicted of aggravated arson, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, two counts of desecration of human remains and tampering with evidence related to the murders.
He is due to be sentenced on October 28 in Middlesex County Superior Court.
Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at [email protected]
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