Paterson New Jersey police recently apprehended a homeless man accused of murdering a local city resident in June.
The suspect allegedly committed the homicide on June 25, 2016. According to law enforcement, the suspect used a large knife to stab and kill the victim at a residence on East 16th Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
The victim was a 49-year-old man who resided in Paterson, NJ. He was found in a basement bedroom at the home and was subsequently transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Doctors at the hospital tried valiantly to save the victim and treat him for multiple stab wounds; however, the victim was pronounced dead just over an hour after the violent attack.
Detectives with the Paterson Police Department investigated the tragic killing and identified the suspect as the person who probably committed the homicide. Within just a few weeks of starting the investigation, Paterson NJ police found the suspect and arrested him.
The suspect, a 29-year-old man, is said to reside on the streets in Paterson NJ. He reportedly used to live at a home located on Highland Street in Paterson, New Jersey.
If the suspect is convicted on the murder charges, he would be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, murder is a first degree felony and carries the most significant penalties in the NJ Criminal Code. A conviction for first degree murder could lead to a sentence of life imprisonment in NJ State Prison, with a minimum mandatory term of incarceration of 30 years in prison.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Paterson Stabbing.”