It’s 70 years in prison for a Jamesburg man convicted of killing his own father and a second man before setting a house fire in an attempted cover-up nearly three years ago.

Back in June, a jury found 24-year-old Jaree Kitchen guilty of the November 2019 murders of Clifford Kitchen Jr. and Gregory Fisher, both 53 and from Jamesburg.

Over a two-week trial, prosecutors said Jaree Kitchen had returned to town from Georgia to live with his father — but soon after, they began having “significant issues.”

House in Jamesburg after a fire
House in Jamesburg after a fire (RLS Metro Breaking News)

During a brutal fight on Nov. 4, 2019, Jaree Kitchen fatally stabbed both his father and Fisher, who lived in the same home at 7 Sheridan Street.

Two days later, he set the house on fire to try and destroy proof of what he’d done, prosecutors said.

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Kitchen was sentenced on Friday in Middlesex County Superior Court to 60 years for the two counts of murder and a 10-year term for aggravated arson, to be served consecutively.

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