Joyce Sheridan Death Ruled a Homicide
No surprise here, but perhaps at least some clarity. Politicker NJ reports: “A death certificate for Joyce Sheridan, the wife of Cooper Health CEO and prominent political figure John Sheridan, was filed in Somerset County Surrogate Court today, listing her death as a ‘homicide.’ Her husband’s certificate, meanwhile, is listed as ‘pending investigation.’”
The Sheridans died following a mysterious fire at their house in September; last week it was revealed that both Sheridans had suffered multiple stab wounds at the time of their deaths.
The death certificates were first revealed by The Inquirer:
The death certificate revealed that Joyce Sheridan was slain. There was no information on the cause of death. She was in cardiac arrest at the scene, according to a computer-aided dispatch report, and was pronounced dead at Princeton Medical Center, authorities said.
“What they’re saying is that her wounds were delivered at the hands of another,” said Glenn Zeitz, a prominent South Jersey lawyer who is not involved in the case. “They’re leaving open that his death could have been a murder or a suicide. This sort of turns everything on its head.”
Prosecutors have publicly said they do not believe the couple’s four sons were responsible for their parents’ deaths.