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New Form of 'Gotcha' Journalism

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

New Form of 'Gotcha' Journalism

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Hit man confesses to reporter

Why confess to a clergyman when a local reporter is sitting there with pen in hand? In a sensational New Jersey murder case, it may be because the clergyman himself is a suspect.

On April 28, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Nancy Phillips was interviewing Len Jenoff, a Collingswood, N.J., private investigator, about the unsolved murder of Carol Neulander, a rabbi's wife and mother of three, who was bludgeoned to death in her Cherry Hill, N.J., home in November 1994. Jenoff, suddenly haunted by guilt (he claimed), asked the reporter to call Camden County, N.J., Prosecutor Lee A. Solomon. He brought a county homicide detective along when the four met in a local diner.

There, over coffee and a fruit cup, Jenoff alleged that Rabbi Fred J. Neulander had paid him to arrange the murder. Jenoff and a former roommate now have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder , and the rabbi, who is free on $400,000 bail, awaits trial on the same charges. …

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