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WOODBURY NJ-- Facing aggravated assault and attempted murder charges in what was described as a brutal beating that left his wife on life support for 2 1/2 weeks, Byron Jenkins (7/30/69), of Glassboro NJ, was unsuccessful  today (8/21) in a request for reduction of his $750,000 bail.

 Jenkins’ lawyer told Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson  he filed a “time-in” bail reduction request because his client had been jailed since the 6/13/15 incident  and the machine operator’s financial ability to post bail had worsened because of his incarceration.  He also wanted to learn when Jenkins case would be presented to a grand jury.

 Jenkins claims the incident at a Park Crest Village apartment in Glassboro occurred after his wife lunged at him with a knife and she struck her head on a bedpost, his lawyer said.. But Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Joseph More said the 40-year-old woman suffered serious brain damage, had a fractured skull, jaw and eye socket in an “incredibly violent” attack.  Meanwhile, Jenkins had no defensive wounds or wounds of any kind, More said.


On a bed covered with the woman’s blood police found one of her children, the prosecutor said.


After a month in Cooper Medical Center in Camden, the woman has been transferred to a rehabilitation center and has shown “only marginal improvement,” More said.


Judge Allen-Jackson said she saw “no substantial change in circumstances” warranting lower bail. Before a grand jury presentation, “we’ certainly have to give (the victim) time to mend,”  the judge said.  She also considered Jenkins’ history of five prior convictions, including second degree robbery and second degree aggravated assault.