Plainsboro Man Charged With Murder

August 25, 2023

PLAINSBORO, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Eamon Blanchard of the Plainsboro Police Department announced today that a Plainsboro man’s previously filed charges were upgraded and has now been charged with Murder in connection with the aggravated assault that occurred in Plainsboro on August 18, 2023.        

On August 18, 2023, at approximately 4:14 P.M., authorities received a 911 call reporting a break in and that someone was severely injured. Upon their arrival Plainsboro Police Department discovered Herbert Roberts, 44, of Plainsboro, unharmed and an adult female Beverly Roberts, 73, of Princeton Junction, covered in blood, with severe injuries to her head and eyes. She was flown to the Newark University Hospital for treatment and remained in critical condition for a week. Today, August 25, 2023, Beverly Roberts succumbed to her injuries and passed away this morning.        

After an initial investigation lead by Detective Justin Kowalczyk of the Plainsboro Police Department and Detective Jose Rosario of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office it was determined that there was no break in and the 44-year-old male, who is a family member of the victim, was the perpetrator. Herbert Roberts was arrested at the scene without incident and charged with first-degree Attempted Murder. He has been held since his arrest.        

Today, Herbert Roberts has been charged with first-degree Murder.        

Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Kowalczyk of the Plainsboro Police Department at 609-799- 2333 or Detective Rosario the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732- 745-3289.        

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Roberts are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.