The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue   Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow

August 31, 2010

Contact: John Holl
(908) 527-4621

Arrest made in Monday's Homicide


Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a Hillside, N.J. man earlier this morning and charged him with murdering his wife several hours earlier in Elizabeth, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Stacey Guillette, 38, was shot several times on Monday evening around 8:30 p.m. near the corner of East Jersey Street and Madison Avenue in Elizabeth. She was transported to Trinitas Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later, said Romankow.

Working quickly and efficiently, investigators with the Task Force were able to identify Ewart Guillette  DOB 12/14/1978 as a suspect in the murder, said Romankow. Investigators tracked him to a motel in Philadelphia and with the assistance of the Philadelphia Police Department arrested Guillette just after 6 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident and is currently being held in Pennsylvania awaiting extradition to Union County.

Union County Superior Court Judge Scott J. Moynihan ordered Guillette held on $2.5 million bail. He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose.

A photograph of the suspect is not available at this time.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Michael Manochio at 908-527-4645.

These criminal charges are mere accusations.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.