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Slaying Suspect Hit By Truck Hours After Being Named Person of Interest

Slaying Suspect Hit By Truck Hours After Being Named Person of Interest

Stephen Headley: Suspect

Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

September 15, 2010

SOUTHAMPTON, NJ – Hours after police say he dumped the body of a promising, well-liked South Jersey college student facedown in her own blood near a soccer field, Stephen Headley found himself facedown in the street, writhing in pain, after being floored by a pickup.

Headley’s broken ankles, cracked ribs and fractured back may all heal someday, but Nicole Ayres, 22, died after Headley allegedly stabbed her multiple times in the head, neck and back Monday morning.

According to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, Headley, 28, of Florence, called his grandmother in Medford on Monday night – after the discovery of Ayres’ body had hit the news – and asked her to take him to his mother’s home in Pemberton Township so they could all meet.

He later fled the home and was struck by a Chevrolet pickup a block away at Anderson and Pemberton-Browns Mills roads.

A neighbor there said Headley told his mother he murdered Ayres and dumped her body near a soccer field in rural Southampton Township earlier that morning.

“He told her about the murder. He confessed to her. He started running down the street ’cause she called the cops on him,” said the neighbor, who asked not to be identified. “He got crushed by that truck. His shoes flew off.”

Headley’s mother fought back tears yesterday as she stood at the doorway of her small duplex in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township, torn by the brutal crime of which her son is accused. The woman, who did not want her name published, said her son had anger issues and was suicidal when he came to see her Monday night.

She confirmed that she called police after he told her what happened.

Headley’s mother said she didn’t know Ayres but believed that the woman knew her son through mutual friends and met up at a Wawa. Authorities believe that the slaying occurred early Monday but don’t know how the two knew one another.

Headley graduated from the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Medford in 2000.

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  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    almost 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P. to the family and friends

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    God I love Karma. Police got the confession, and the perp got the pain!!!!

  • Le_sq90_max50

    Dunn317

    almost 4 years ago

    152 Comments

    Bump mack77! RIP.......

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    bluebrother

    almost 4 years ago

    774 Comments

    What goes around, comes around. Condolences to the victim's family, and this scumbag's mom for what she has been through. too bad the pickup did not complete it's assigned task.

  • 21_max50

    philfroggy

    almost 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Karma............

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Bump mack77.

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    NCSO614

    almost 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    BUMP mack77!!!!!

  • Dove_max50

    phoenixgirl

    almost 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    Yes, karma. That wonderful and mysterious force. My condolences to Ayres' family.

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    What goes aroud comes around

  • Vpsomourningband_max50

    DonnaLynn

    almost 4 years ago

    10574 Comments

    Karma! Agreed that it should have been a bigger truck traveling a bit faster. Rest in peace Ms. Ayers.

  • The_cops_max50

    mack77

    almost 4 years ago

    70 Comments

    Should have been a bigger truck. RIP Miss Ayers

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11184 Comments

    Here's to the pain being intense and never-ending for the self-confessed killer. Rest in peace, Nicole; you deserved so much better than this.

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    petecoolcattt

    almost 4 years ago

    652 Comments

    I hope this POS - if he is the actual killer - then has nothing but pain and suffering for the rest of his days on this earth. May your soul rot in hell you filthy piece of crap...

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    aussie4

    almost 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    This pos should not breathe the same air good people do, erase it. God Bless the innocent lady as well as her family and for that matter the mother of the pos.

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    Retleo

    almost 4 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Karma! Hope that the pain is intense and long lasting!

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