According to Friday February 19, 2010 Trentonian,
The teen accused of murdering his 69-year-old roommate had sex with the old man first and killed him in a fit of guilt after reading the Bible, according to prosecutors.
Bail was maintained at $500,000 yesterday and a psychiatric evaluation was ordered in Mercer Court for Michael Leal, 18, charged with beating and pen-stabbing his Princeton House bunkmate James Dunlavy on Feb. 11.
Assistant Prosecutor Brian McCauley told Judge Pedro Jiminez at the bail hearing that after the two roommates in the involuntary psychiatric commitment unit had consensual sex, the elderly man fell asleep and Leal started reading the Bible.
"Then he had second thoughts and felt guilty about what had happened,” said Casey DeBlasio, spokesperson for the Mercer County prosecutor’s office.
Leal then allegedly stabbed the victim with a pen several times and beat him in the head with his fists, knees and feet.
Staff at Princeton House saw Leal walking around with bloody clothes, followed him back to his room and discovered the victim on the floor of the room unresponsive, DeBlasio said.