Just days after Super Bowl 2014’s Media Day was held at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, a double-victim stabbing occurred at the venue during an Ultimate Fighting Championship event.
According to Samuel DeMaio, Director of the Newark Police Department, the incident occurred among spectators at the Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas Featherweight fight on the night of Saturday, February 1st at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Per reports, the two victims who were stabbed did not sustain life-threatening injuries and a suspect was subsequently arrested. Authorities have not disclosed the identity of the alleged assailant; however, he or she could be facing charges for attempted murder or aggravated assault with a weapon, both of which are considered extremely serious crimes in New Jersey.
Under the New Jersey Criminal Code, attempted murder offenses are punishable by a term of incarceration ranging from 10 to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison.
Further, charges for aggravated assault are governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b, and can be considered crimes of the second, third, or fourth degree, depending upon the circumstances of the specific case. The most egregious of aggravated assault offenses are punishable by a period of between 5 and 10 years in New Jersey State Prison, with the convicted required to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act (NERA).
Clearly, an individual implicated in either of these types of crimes and ultimately convicted, is facing severe consequences under New Jersey Law.
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