RED BANK: ATTEMPTED MURDERS ALLEGED

By JOHN T. WARD
HOT-TOPIC_03A Super Bowl party that turned violent earlier this year led to a Red Bank man’s indictment on two counts of attempted murder Tuesday.

Robert E. Boyd, 27, also faces aggravated assault charges as a result of a game party gone haywire at his East Bergen Place home.

Police were summoned to Boyd’s rented house the morning after the game and found two badly beaten and semi-conscious victims, Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen that day.

The victims were identified as Richard Yencarelli, 47, and Christopher Gibbons, 46, both of Red Bank. They were transported by emergency responders to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune.

McConnell said the assaults appeared to have involved “a somewhat alcohol-induced” dispute during the prior night’s Super Bowl broadcast featuring the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots won.

A grand jury in Freehold indicted Boyd on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. The indictment offers no details on the motive for the alleged attacks.

Gibbons was also the victim of an alleged attack by his older brother, James, following a Super Bowl party in 2008, authorities said. In that matter, Christopher Gibbons suffered potentially life-threatening internal injuries, according to reports at the time. James Gibbons pleaded guilty to third-degree aggravated assault and was sentenced to three years probation.