Wayne Man Arrested for Strangling Roommate to Death

Officers from the Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Hinchman Avenue Saturday night on the report of a domestic dispute. They were able to deescalate the incident, but were then called to return to the residence approximately an hour later. Upon their arrival, they found 60-year old Frank Majuri unresponsive on the floor.

The investigation revealed that Majuri had been arguing with his roommate, 38-year old Frank Rance, during the course of which Rance began to strangle Majuri. Majuri was pronounced dead at the scene. Rance was taken into custody without incident and ultimately charged with Murder, a crime of the First Degree.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is asking anyone with additional information to contact the tip line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org OR Det. Darren Williams of the Wayne Police Department at 973-633-3534 or 973-694-0600. For more information, the NJ.com article can be found here.

Murder is codified under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, which provides:

Criminal homicide constitutes murder when:

  1. The actor purposely causes death or serious bodily injury resulting in death; or
  2. The actor knowingly causes death or serious bodily injury resulting in death; or
  3. It is committed when the actor, acting either alone or with one or more other persons, is engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit robbery, sexual assault, arson, burglary, kidnapping, carjacking, criminal escape or terrorism, and in the course of such crime or of immediate flight therefrom, any person causes the death of a person other than one of the participants.

A conviction for Murder carries exposure to a sentence of 30 years to life in prison, with a requirement that 30 years be served without the benefit of parole.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Murder, your freedom is absolutely at stake. It is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney without delay. Alissa D. Hascup, Esq. is available for a free consultation 24/7. Contact her office now.