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 June 13th, 2007  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces arrest of accused New Jersey murderer

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 -- St. Lucie County Sheriff’s detectives, working with investigators in Bergen County, N.J., have arrested Edward Ates, 62, accused of the 2006 murder of a Ramsey, N.J., resident.

“We are always happy to work with prosecutors and police from other jurisdictions, especially when we can get a defendant accused of murder behind bars,” said Sheriff Mascara.

Also arrested Tuesday by Sheriff’s investigators was Ates’ wife Dottie Ates, 62, charged with Hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice, Sheriff Mascara said. Other family members were arrested in Louisiana.

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