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Lincroft Man Arrested and Charged with Murdering His Wife

Patrick F. Allen is being held on $1.5 million bail, pending a court appearance on Monday

A Middletown husband and father is being held on $1.5 million bail after being charged late Friday with the murder of his wife, who was found dead at their home in the Lincroft section of the township hours earlier.

Deputy First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Richard Incremona said this morning that Patrick F. Allen, 44, of 1457 West Front Street, "was arrested and charged with one count of murder in the death of his wife, Kimberly Allen, also 44.”

Incremona said Kimberly Allen was found dead at the couple's home when police responded to a 9-1-1 call made at 11:47 on Friday morning. The prosecutor did not say who made the call.

The Middletown Township Police Department and the Major Crimes Unit of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office launched a joint investigation upon arrival at the scene; and investigators were seen leaving the property with evidence bags in hand at about 3 p.m.

Patrick Allen was arrested at Middletown Township Police Headquarters late Friday evening, Incremona said. He did not say whether Allen had been at the  home when police first arrived.

Patrick Allen’s bail was set at $1.5 million by Superior Court Judge Anthony Mellaci Jr., Incremona said, with no 10 percent option, which means that in order to be released until his initial appearance in court, he must come up with the entire amount.

“He is currently lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution,” Incremona said. “Unless he makes bail, he will be there until his initial appearance on Monday. Next, there will be a Grand Jury presentation of the case in the near future.”

Incremona declined to provide details on the manner of Kimberly Allen's death, saying only that an autopsy was being conducted Saturday.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the lead detectives: Dan Sullivan, of Middletown police (732-615-2255); or Ed Hennelly, of the Prosecutor’s Office (1-800-533-7443).

Faith isenburg November 19, 2011 at 05:14 PM
I passed by here yesterday when the police had it blocked off..i wondered what happend.now I know..so.tragic..i hope justice will be served for this women and her kids...god bless.
Thomas A. Blasi November 19, 2011 at 09:03 PM
This would indicate that it seems likely that they suspect her husband----> "Patrick Allen’s bail was set at $1.5 million, with no 10 percent option, by Judge Anthony Mellachi Jr., Incremona said, which means that in order to be released until his initial appearance in court, he must come up with the entire amount."
Sal November 19, 2011 at 10:08 PM
Next, 'there will be a Grand Jury presentation of the case in the near future.” To me that sentence means that a Grand Jury will decide if there is enough evidence to bring the case to trial. BEFORE ANY OF US JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS____remember anyone of us can lave our homes to go to work or shopping and return later to find our spouse dead and in every case we will be the Primary suspect. If that doctor up in Connecticut was not home and also seriously injured himself___he would have been the main suspect in the death of his wife and two daughters if the criminals had already been gone when the police arrived.
rbresident November 20, 2011 at 04:59 AM
Gotta be some decent evidence on scene for the judge to pull no option for 10%. The men and women at the prosecutors office are some of the best so i'm sure they will have this together very soon if not already.
rbresident November 21, 2011 at 04:58 AM
I respect your comment on the toll it takes on the children but there is no law that could be put into affect that could do anything about murder especially since you don't even know the circumstances of what happened here. For all we know they could have had an amazing marriage and out of no where he snapped. Not only that, you can't make a bias statement saying only husbands are killing there wives. It does and goes both ways.
Connie Murray November 21, 2011 at 01:06 PM
Very sad. Pray for the couple's children because their mother is dead and the father is now in prison, awaiting his fate. Their two children must feel very alone now. Pray that somehow they recover from this unspeakable tragedy.

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