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A Jersey City man is facing murder and weapons charges in the August killing of a 22-year-old woman.

Jaishawn Gaston, 26, was arrested on Sept. 15 at the prosecutor's office in Jersey City, when he surrendered with his attorney, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.

Gaston is accused of killing Francis Villa, who was found unconscious with a gunshot wound in a Forrest Street apartment around 6 p.

m. on Aug. 31, Suarez said.

Villa was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Suarez. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was ruled homicide by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department lead the investigation.

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Maine Police Make Arrest in Decades Old Cold Case Murder

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have indicted a man on charges of killing a woman who was found beaten to death in 1984.

Dorothea Burke, 63, of Stockton Springs, was last seen on June 23, 1984, at a Bucksport bar. Her body was found several days later by construction workers.

Police arrested Kirt Damon Sr., also of Stockton Springs, on a charge of murder, the Bangor Daily News reported. He was expected to be arraigned on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

Burke was reported missing the next day, after she failed to return home from the bar. The construction workers found her body five days after her disappearance.

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