TOMS RIVER- Conrad R. Sipa was found guilty today in the murder of Richard P. Doody, Jr., following a two-week jury trial. The murder occurred sometime between November 21st and 23rd 2015 in the Borough of Barnegat Light. In rendering its verdict, the jury, which deliberated for approximately 2 hours, concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that Sipa purposely or knowingly caused the death of Mr. Doody, or that he purposely or knowingly caused serious bodily injury to Mr. Doody which resulted in Mr. Doody’s death.
The jury also determined that Sipa was guilty of employing the use of deadly weapon(s), specifically a knife and a lamp, in the commission of the murder. In addition to being found guilty of murder, the jury found Sipa guilty of two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, hindering his apprehension or prosecution, and tampering with physical evidence. Sipa was taken into custody and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail. Sipa is scheduled to be sentenced by the Honorable Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C., on June 14, 2019, at which time he faces a sentence of life in prison.