Suspect in fatal JC beating apprehended in Pa.

JERSEY CITY AND PENNSYLVANIA – Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio on Thursday gave some good news before the year’s end.
DeFazio said Tim McGeachy, 43, formerly of Clinton Avenue in Jersey City, was arrested earlier in the day by police in the Pennsylvania town of New Castle, 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, as a suspect in the fatal November beating of 41-year-old Jackie Sinclair in front of Sinclair’s home on Dales Avenue in Jersey City.
DeFazio said based on information by witnesses, McGeachy and Sinclair were in a confrontation on Nov. 24 over money when McGeachy allegedly struck Sinclair in the face and on the head until Sinclair fell and hit his head against an iron fence. DeFazio said McGeachy allegedly continued beating Sinclair while he was lying on the ground. DeFazio said Sinclair did not regain consicousness and died on Christmas Day from what an autopsy revealed was the result of head trauma incurred in the attack.
DeFazio said police in New Castle spotted McGeachy on the street. DeFazio said McGeachy allegedly fled to New Castle where it is believed he had relatives. A warrant had been issued for his arrest.
DeFazio said both Sinclair and McGeachy had previously served jail time.
Anyone with further information into Sinclair’s murder can call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Squad at (201) 915-1345. – RK

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