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Parents of Slain South Jersey Girl Reach Settlement in Memorial Dispute

(Autumn Pasquale.  Photo provided)

(Autumn Pasquale. Photo provided)

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By David Madden

CLAYTON, N.J. (CBS) — The parents of a Gloucester County murder victim have settled their personal differences over administration of a memorial fund on behalf of their daughter.

Autumn Pasquale’s mother took her ex-husband to court, claiming she had been stripped of access to the $100,000 fund and wasn’t being included in plans for a marker on the girl’s grave.

The pair, through their attorneys, issued a statement saying they were unified in making sure Autumn’s siblings would benefit from that fund, and “we were able to reach an amicable settlement quickly and without incident.”

Neither party would discuss terms of the settlement.

Meanwhile, the murder case continues to slowly play out, with two teenaged Clayton, NJ neighbors being held on juvenile charges (see related story).

Their next detention hearing is next week in Gloucester County, with prosecutors from Camden County handling the case, given the threat of a lawsuit by Autumn’s father against the Gloucester County prosecutor’s office, reportedly over its handling of the early investigation.

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