$1M bail for NJ man charged in NY woman's death

July 16, 2011 4:42:59 PM PDT
Union County prosecutors say the boyfriend of a New York woman found shot to death in Elizabeth this week has turned himself in and will face first-degree murder charges.

Bail was set at $1 million for Abdul Shahid Aziz, who surrendered to city police late Saturday morning.

The 45-year-old Elizabeth resident was being held in the county jail, and officials didn't know if he had retained a lawyer.

A warrant was issued for Aziz on Wednesday, the day after Ramona Jackson's body was found near some train tracks in Elizabeth.

Authorities believe the 40-year-old Staten Island resident was killed there or nearby, but haven't disclosed further details on her slaying or a possible motive.