The Monmouth County criminal trial of a Millstone man charged with hiring a hit man to kill his Red Bank lawyer is set to begin this week in Freehold.
Former Millstone resident Nicholas Lucarella was arrested and charged with arranging for the attorney who handled his divorce to be murdered after losing on a child-custody issue. Monmouth County prosecutor’s have accused Lucarella of paying Vancleve “Q” Ashley, a north-jersey man, to kill his former Monmouth County lawyer.
Ashely and a second man then scheduled an appointment with the Monmouth County attorney at his office in Red Bank. The pair used aliases and faked interest in hiring the Monmouth County lawyer to handle a New Jersey legal matter.
After the meeting with the attorney, the two hit men waited in the law office’s parking lot for the lawyer to leave. Ashely then plowed his SUV into the lawyer and the two then fled. The Monmouth County lawyer sustained injuries in the assault including a broken back, broken pelvis and broken ribs.
If you believe you are under suspicion in Monmouth County for any criminal matter, contact a Freehold-based Monmouth County criminal defense and appeal lawyer for an evaluation of your case.