Colts Neck Teen Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder and Carjacking

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle, 18, of Colts Neck pleaded guilty on Thursday in Monmouth County Superior Court to one count each of Attempted Murder and Carjacking, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

In the early morning, 12:30 a.m., of Sunday July 8, 2013, Doyle, then 16, forced himself into the Bray Street home of a then 41 year old woman.  He stabbed her repeatedly, took her car keys and fled the scene with her vehicle.  The car was found later that day at the Strathmore Shopping Plaza in Aberdeen.

The victim was treated at an area hospital and discharged several days after the attack.

Doyle admitted to Judge Francis J. Vernoia today that he repeatedly stabbed the victim and fled the scene with her car.  As a result of the plea agreement, Doyle faces a sentence of between 14 and 15 years in State Prison subject the the No Early Release Act which requires that at least 85% of the sentence be served before he can be released on parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Vernoia on October 29.

Doyle avoided arrest for almost three months after his crime.  He was arrested on October 18, 2013 after an investigation that included calls for public assistance from the Prosecutor’s Office based upon a State Police sketch artists rendering.


Doyle remains free on bail of $760,000 until sentencing.

Doyle’s attorney, Mitchell Ansell of Ocean Township, moved to have the indictment dismissed in March of this year. Judge Vernoia ruled that the Grand Jury acted impartially and fairly and upheld the indictment. Had the case gone to trail, Ansell was to argue diminished capacity due to extreme intoxication, according to published reports.

Posted: August 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “Colts Neck Teen Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder and Carjacking”

  1. CJ Lyons said at 1:40 am on August 28th, 2015:

    Their going to LOVE him in prison! His “dance card” will look like the New York City White Pages.

  2. Jayden King said at 11:13 am on August 28th, 2015:

    That is so damn disrespectful. I want you to think about this as if this boy was your child or your child’s friend or someone you knew well. Think of it like that. Do you really think it’s okay to say something like that? What if you read that from the perspective of someone who knows him? You’re a rude, horrible person and you need to be respectful and keep karma in your mind.

  3. Jack said at 1:04 pm on August 28th, 2015:

    Let us see, he was drunk and 16 and he stabbed a lady and someone is worried prison might be tough.

  4. Moderated Comment says.... said at 3:49 pm on August 28th, 2015:

    Jayed King…are you effen for real???? The nitwit admitted he stabbed this woman and carjacked her vehicle.

    Who the hell is the victim here? The nitwit who failed to do what he intended to do: Kill his victim–who by the way could have been someone’s mother, sister, daughter.

    Where the hell are your priorities????””

  5. Jayden King said at 4:23 pm on August 28th, 2015:

    You really know nothing about this, do you?

    He wasn’t just drunk. He admitted to his friends giving him drugs and he was tripping out. Not excusable, but shows his state of mind was altered more then just alcohol.

    He never intended to kill her. Drugs can really mess with your head.

    I’m not saying he shouldn’t be in prison. He does. But you need to think about the family of this poor boy and how it must kill them to see people write like this. If this was my son, reading the comments would bother me more than any outcome of the sentencing.

    He’s admitting he did wrong. He’s accepting his punishment. That’s more than enough that he has to deal with. There is no need for wishing him harm. He’s ruined his life enough as it is.

  6. Snice said at 5:22 pm on August 28th, 2015:

    Get these crackers off the street cant wait till he get to prison

  7. @Jayden King said at 9:01 pm on August 28th, 2015:

    He only admitted he screwed up after he got apprehended after a being on the lam as a fugitive of justice.

    If he was so remorseful, why didn’t he just turn himself in.

    I feel sorry for the victim who probably has to relive this horror every day.

    Its a shame we don’t have the death penalty for dangerous people anymore.

  8. Rob said at 1:25 pm on September 1st, 2015:

    CJ Lyons you’re a real sadistic person. He mad e a huge mistake and will pay for it but he’s a child and alluding to rape is not funny. You should be locked up too before you act on your sick and twisted thoughts