A man from Rutherford New Jersey will almost certainly be spending a very long time in prison after he was convicted of violently assaulting the father of his ex-girlfriend in Wallington, New Jersey.
According to Bergen County authorities, the suspect was formerly the boyfriend of the victim’s daughter. The couple broke up, prompting the suspect to go to her father’s home in Wallington NJ. At some point, a verbal altercation between the two spilled over into violence, with the suspect attacking the victim and causing severe physical injuries.
Police arrested the suspect after the assault and charged him with a number of criminal offenses, including, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, hindering apprehension, and altering or destroying computer data.
The suspect did not reach a plea agreement with Bergen County prosecutors, which is why the case headed to trial in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack, NJ. After multiple trials, a Bergen County jury came back with a guilty verdict on several of the criminal charges.
Now that the suspect has been convicted in the case, his bail has been revoked. He will remain in the Bergen County Jail until after he serves any sentence handed down by the superior court judge later this year.
Since the suspect has been behind bars for approximately five years while awaiting trial, he will receive credit for time already served.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Rutherford Man Found Guilty of Beating Ex-Boyfriend’s Dad, Report Says.”