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Brick woman
admits beating
grandmother,
94, two times

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MONMOUTH MALL $500M DEVELOPMENT

Elderly woman left on floor of home
over weekend, died nearly week later

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KATHLEEN HOPKINS @KHOPKINSAPP

A 39-year-old Brick woman on Thursday admitted
killing her grandmother, acknowledging she beat the
frail 94-year-old and left her incapacitated for a weekend before going in for “round two” and again beating
her “into submission.”
Katherine Schubert pleaded guilty to manslaughter
before Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels in Toms
River, admitting she caused the death in 2014 of Mary
Driscoll, her maternal grandmother with whom she
lived in Brick.
Schubert, at times crying while answering questions
posed by the Ocean County prosecutor’s chief trial attorney, said she could not remember much of what happened but acknowledged actions and inaction that led to
her grandmother’s death.
Schubert acknowledged beating Driscoll twice, once
on a Friday night, May 16, 2014, after she had been drinking, and again on Sunday, May 18, 2014, said Laura Pierro, the prosecutor’s chief trial attorney.

Better known as Donald Trump’s son-in-law,
Jared Kushner wants to put his stamp on
Monmouth County with two huge projects
Pier Village
l 500
residences
l Mix of
shopping,
restaurants
l Phase 3
expected to
include more
residences,
retail and
hotel
Proposal for
Monmouth
Mall area
l 800
residences
l Mix of
shopping,
restaurants
l Eight-story
hotel

MICHAEL L. DIAMOND @MDIAMONDAPP

With his father-in-law Donald J. Trump
bringing a bare-knuckled fight to the presidential campaign trail, Jared Kushner sat on a
panel at New York University last fall and, in
a quiet, thoughtful voice, explained his vision for Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.
Kushner wore a blue shirt, dark dress
pants and, unlike the three other panelists,
no tie. Video of the event looked like it was
taken discreetly, as if one of the servers
had his iPhone rolling just in case
Kushner slipped up and offended someone. Four months later, it had all of 51
views on YouTube.
“The trend today is very clear: If
you’re building a project, you have to
look at it and say, ‘Can people be here
24/7/365?” Kushner told the audience.
“That’s pretty much the difference

See MANSLAUGHTER, Page 7A

SHANNON MULLEN/STAFF PHOTO

An apartment in Asbury Park was damaged in an explosion
triggered by a buildup of insecticide spray, fire officials said.

See KUSHNER, Page 4A

Roach-infested
Asbury apartment
hit by explosion
SHANNON MULLEN @MULLENAPP
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left)
shakes hands with Jared Kushner, husband of his daughter
Ivanka Trump, during a campaign stop.
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Gov lauds Parker Drake for sharing story
KATHLEEN HOPKINS @KHOPKINSAPP

Parker Drake, the young autistic man from Howell
who jumped off the Manasquan jetty last winter on a
dangerous dare from acquaintances, has not yet had
his day in court over his ordeal.
But he does have a letter from Gov. Chris Christie
commending him for sharing his story and helping to
bring about a new law protecting New Jersey’s citizens
from dangerous conduct. Drake first told his story to
the Asbury Park Press, and the tale of the traumatic
event sparked outrage that led lawmakers to take action.
“On behalf of the State of New Jersey, I am pleased
to extend my utmost sincere appreciation for your efforts in helping pass Senate Bill 2940 and Assembly
Bill 4531, which created new criminal offenses for anyone endangering the well-being of another,” Christie
wrote to Drake in a letter dated April 8.
“As Governor, it is encouraging to see New Jersey-

Canada unveils bill designed
to slam the door on “suicide
tourism.” STORY, 1B

See EXPLODE, Page 7A

BOB BIELK/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Parker Drake and his mother, Christine Marshall.

See DRAKE, Page 8A

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ASBURY PARK - The occupants of a cockroach-infested apartment are homeless after a buildup of fumes
from roach spray led to an explosion Wednesday night
that blew out the apartment’s windows.
Two adults and a young child who were in the apartment during the blast were taken to a hospital as a precaution, said Garrett M. Giberson, a spokesman for the
city’s Fire Department. There was no further word on
their condition Thursday.
The city’s code enforcement officer has launched an
investigation into the condition of the three-story apartment complex at 410 Third Ave. The building is owned
by a company called 410 Third Avenue LLC, property
records show.
One finding established: The roach spray did not
have the intended effect.
“The unit was infested with roaches. When I got on

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