Brick man sentenced for attempted murder


BRICK TOWNSHIP — A township man was sentenced July 14 to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison Friday after being found guilty of attempted murder, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.


Christopher Dalzell, 61, of Brick Township, was sentenced by Judge Patricia B. Roe on Friday, according to a press release from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mr. Dalzell was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon on June 1 for the stabbing of an unidentified female victim multiple times in the chest and abdomen in 2015.

On March 29, 2015, the Brick Township Police Department responded to a Cedar Bridge Avenue residence at 9:53 p.m. in response to a 911 call reporting a stabbing, according to the release.

There, officers discovered the 50-year-old victim who advised the officers that her attacker was known to her and still in the bedroom of the residence, according to the release.

Mr. Dalzell, then 58, was discovered in the bedroom covered in blood, according to the prosecutor’s office, and he was subsequently arrested.

The victim was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in critical condition for treatment of more than six stab wounds to her torso, according to the press release.

Mr. Dalzell was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon and bail was set at $250,000 with no 10 percent option. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Brick Township Police Detective Tim McCarthy and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Detective John Murphy were the lead investigators in the case.