Paterson NJ police arrested and charged a homeless man in the fatal stabbing death of a local city resident last month.
The killing occurred on June 25, 2016. According to authorities, the suspect used a knife to murder the victim at a home located on East 16th Street in Paterson, NJ.
The victim, a 49-year-old man who lived in Paterson NJ, was found in a basement bedroom at the residence. Officials indicated that the victim had sustained multiple stab wounds. The victim was rushed to nearby St. Joseph s Medical Center, but doctors could not save him; he was pronounced dead as a result of his wounds just one hour after the violent incident.
Paterson New Jersey police investigated the homicide and eventually identified the suspect as the person who likely wielded the knife that killed the victim. Less than one month after the murder, Paterson authorities located the suspect and placed him under arrest.
The suspect is a 29-year-old male who reportedly lives on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey. His last known address is believed to have been a house on Highland Street in Paterson.
As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is the most serious offense listed in the NJ Criminal Code. A conviction on first degree murder charges could result in a sentence of life imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison. Moreover, a first degree murder charge carries a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years in state prison.
After the arrest of the suspect was announced, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale said that all of the investigators who helped to solve the homicide case worked tirelessly to bring closure to this heinous crime.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Paterson Stabbing.”