Hit man in rabbi’s wife murder could soon be freed

     Rabbi Fred Neulander during his murder trial Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 in Camden, N.J. Neulander, accused of having his wife murdered so he could continue a dalliance with another woman denied any role in the slaying and testified Tuesday that he and his wife had an

    Rabbi Fred Neulander during his murder trial Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 in Camden, N.J. Neulander, accused of having his wife murdered so he could continue a dalliance with another woman denied any role in the slaying and testified Tuesday that he and his wife had an "open marriage'' in which they were free to carry on with others. (David Maialetti/AP Photo, POOL)

    The self-admitted hit man who said he was hired to kill the wife of a prominent southern New Jersey rabbi in 1994 will likely be freed from prison next month.

    State corrections officials tell the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill that former Collingswood resident Len Jenoff is expected to be freed Feb. 14 after spending about 14 years in custody.

    The 68-year-old Jenoff has been serving a 23-year sentence for his part in the murder-for-hire death of Carol Neulander, the wife of Cherry Hill Rabbi Fred Neulander. She was found beaten to death in their home in 1994.

    Jenoff broke the case open in 2000 when he confessed his role in the killing and implicated Neulander in his wife’s death. Neulander is now serving a life sentence.

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