NY Man Indicted by Bergen County Superior Court Grand Jury for Felony Murder of Romantic Rival
By Travis Tormey posted in Homicide on Thursday, June 20, 2013
A grand jury convened in Bergen County Superior Court and indicted a NY man for murder.
The charges stem from the murder of 59-year-old Teaneck resident Robert Cantor in March 2011. Prosecutors allege that Mr. Tung shot Mr. Cantor in Mr. Cantor’s Elm Avenue home and then set fire to the house. It is believed that Mr. Tung was enraged over a romantic relationship between Mr. Cantor and Mr. Tung’s estranged wife.
On the night of the murder, Mr. Tung confronted Mr. Cantor at Mr. Cantor’s home. Mr. Tung had gone to the house on three (3) prior occasions. According to prosecutors, Mr. Tung erased data from his computer hard drive after the murder.
N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3 stipulates that criminal homicide is a first degree crime. If a person knowingly and purposefully causes another person’s death, he or she is guilty of murder. If convicted of first degree felony murder, Mr. Tung could be sentenced to life in prison. Additionally, because murder is considered the most serious felony in New Jersey’s Criminal Code, Mr. Tung would be required to serve a minimum term of imprisonment of 30 years before becoming eligible for parole.
Since his arrest, Mr. Tung has been held in Bergen County Jail on $3 million bail.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Bronx Man Indicted in 2011 Slaying of Estranged Wife’s Boyfriend.“