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Category Archives: Homicide

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Paramus Man Admitted to Psychiatric Hospital 22 Times Before Allegedly Killing Mother

Posted in Homicide
Paramus, NJ Man Arrested After He Allegedly Murdered Mom with Boxcutter A recent case in which a Paramus man allegedly murdered his mother with a boxcutter has prompted calls for stricter guidelines concerning mental health evaluations and treatment in New Jersey. The domestic violence homicide suspect is 30-year-old Jesus Lopez, who lived with his mother,… Continue Reading

Suspect in Englewood NJ Double Homicide Found Not Guilty

Posted in Homicide
The defendant in an Englewood, New Jersey double homicide case was recently found not guilty after trial in Bergen County Superior Court. The suspect is a 38-year-old man from Bergen County. He has been held in a county jail in Hackensack since January 2013 on criminal charges that he killed a woman and the five-year-old… Continue Reading

Men Who Killed Nazerah Bugg Appear in Bergen County Court, Get Prison Time

Posted in Homicide
Two men convicted earlier this year of killing Nazerah Bugg on a Paterson New Jersey street appeared in Bergen County Superior Court, located in Hackensack, and were sentenced to decades in NJ State Prison. The suspects are 19-year-old Jeavonte Dennis and 22-year-old Nyje Johnson, both of whom are from Paterson, NJ. The two suspects were… Continue Reading

Englewood NJ Man Charged with Murder, Allegedly Dismembered Victim’s Body

Posted in Homicide
A man accused of brutally killing his ex-girlfriend in Englewood NJ also reportedly stalked her in the weeks leading up to the murder, according to Bergen County officials. The suspect, a 40-year-old man, allegedly became angry following the end of his relationship with the victim. He then allegedly stalked the 31-year-old victim for two weeks… Continue Reading

Waldwick NJ Man Guilty of Murder in Passaic County

Posted in Homicide
A man who used to live in Waldwick NJ is headed to prison after being convicted of using a hammer to kill someone in Paterson, New Jersey. The suspect was convicted at the end of a trial in Passaic County Superior Court in Paterson, NJ. According to Passaic County NJ prosecutors, the suspect previously resided… Continue Reading

Police Capture Bergenfield NJ Man Suspected of Murder

Posted in Homicide
Police recently apprehended a Bergenfield NJ man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend, a woman who lived in Edgewater and worked as a lounge manager in Englewood. The suspect is a 40-year-old resident of Bergenfield, New Jersey. Authorities captured him at a Linden NJ motel after reportedly discovering that he had been using credit cards belonging… Continue Reading

Two People Killed in Fatal Shootings at Hackensack NJ Building

Posted in Homicide
Police in Hackensack NJ are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment building that resulted in two people dying. The violent incident happened around 9:20 a.m. at an apartment complex located at 5 Linden Street in Hackensack, NJ. The Hackensack Police Department got a 911 call about a shooting inside the building. When Hackensack NJ… Continue Reading

Hackensack Police Involved in Fatal Standoff with Murder Suspect

Posted in Homicide
A Hackensack NJ man wanted as a suspect in a recent homicide was reportedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a standoff with police. The suspect was a resident of Hackensack, New Jersey. He was wanted as the possible culprit in the shooting death of Jacqueline Dicks, a conductor with the MTA. According to… Continue Reading

Cab Driver Pleads Not Guilty of Brutal Homicide in Ridgefield, NJ

Posted in Homicide
A cab driver accused of brutally killing a Palisades Park man in Ridgefield NJ recently pleaded not guilty to charges for aggravated assault in connection with the homicide. The suspect, a 40-year-old man from Palisades Park, allegedly beat the victim to death during an argument in Ridgefield, New Jersey on Sunday. The exact details about… Continue Reading

Bergen County Detectives Investigate Homicide in Ridgefield, NJ

Posted in Homicide
Authorities recently indicated that a man whose body was discovered in Ridgefield New Jersey was a victim of homicide. Law enforcement has revealed minimal information about the homicide at this time because the victim’s family is yet to be notified about the death. It is believed that a local resident may have found the victim’s… Continue Reading

Teen Suspect Arrested, Allegedly Tried to Sell His Services as a Hitman

Posted in Homicide
A teenager from Mahwah NJ has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after he allegedly told an undercover police officer that he would perform a contract killing in exchange for money. The 18-year-old suspect lives in Mahwah, New Jersey. His father is believed to be a New York State trooper. According to law enforcement… Continue Reading

Assault Charges Upgraded to Manslaughter Charges after Fair Lawn NJ Beating Victim Dies

Posted in Assault Offenses, Homicide
The aggravated assault charges filed against a man from Fair Lawn NJ have been upgraded to manslaughter charges after an alleged assault victim died from his injuries. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect brutally assaulted the victim at a home located on Smith Avenue in Fair Lawn, NJ. The victim was reportedly… Continue Reading

Ewing NJ Woman Charged with Drunk Driving, Vehicular Manslaughter after Fatal Crash in Fort Lee

Posted in DWI Offenses, Homicide, Traffic Violations
Police in Fort Lee New Jersey are looking into a possible DWI accident that led to the death of an elderly man. The fatal car accident occurred around 8:48 p.m. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the 86-year-old victim was in the process of walking across Lemoine Avenue, near Whiteman Street, in Fort Lee… Continue Reading

Man Admits He Murdered Girlfriend at Residence in Waldwick, New Jersey

Posted in Homicide
A man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend to death at a residence located in Waldwick New Jersey recently pleaded guilty to first degree murder charges. The suspect reportedly committed the brutal murder on October 23, 2013. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect, 22-year-old Mark J. Spatucci, killed his 23-year-old girlfriend, Mary Greff,… Continue Reading

Man Gets 60 Years in Prison for Murder of Boyfriend at Cliffside Park NJ Home

Posted in Domestic Violence, Homicide
A Cliffside Park man has been sentenced to a term of incarceration of 60 years in NJ State Prison for murdering and then violently dismembering a person in 2011. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect, and another man, brutally assaulted and murdered the victim. The main suspect resided in Cliffside Park with… Continue Reading

NY Man Accused of Driving Recklessly, Causing Fatal Road Rage Accident in Washington Township, NJ

Posted in Homicide, Traffic Violations
A NY man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a tragic road rage accident in Washington Township, NJ. The fatal car accident occurred on July 1, 2012. According to Bergen County prosecutors, the suspect was behind the wheel of a Honda Pilot when he got into a heated disagreement with another driver.… Continue Reading

Former Bergen County NJ Resident Denied Restraining Order, Later Killed in North Carolina

Posted in Domestic Violence, Homicide
A man who previously resided in Bergen County was the victim of a brutal homicide in North Carolina. Now police have revealed that the victim had tried to obtain a permanent restraining order against the suspect, who lived next door to the victim and his family. The no-contact order indicated that the suspect had come… Continue Reading

Bergenfield NJ Police Find Two Bodies, Investigate as Possible Murder-Suicide

Posted in Domestic Violence, Homicide
Bergenfield New Jersey police are looking into a tragic situation that authorities are classifying as a murder-suicide. The violent incident happened at a home on West Clinton Street in Bergenfield, NJ. An 11-year-old child who resides there dialed 911 around 10:20 a.m. and told a police dispatcher that he found his parents and that they… Continue Reading