Three Suspects Allegedly Lied to Police During Fort Lee NJ Murder Investigation
Three people accused of lying to police while being questioned about a Fort Lee NJ murder have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The body of the 24-year-old victim was found by police in the trunk of the victim’s car. The vehicle, a BMW, had been parked in Fort Lee, NJ.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, the victim was killed by two men who hailed from Worcester, Massachusetts. The homicide allegedly occurred during a robbery attempt.
The suspects allegedly lured the victim to an apartment in Fort Lee New Jersey. Once the victim got to the apartment, the suspects allegedly attacked and killed him.
According to prosecutors, the suspects murdered the victim and then used his phone to text his girlfriend. Their plan was allegedly to get the victim’s girlfriend to leave the couple’s high-rise apartment in Fort Lee, NJ. Shortly after she left, the suspects reportedly entered the residence and took cash and jewelry.
Police officers later discovered the victim’s body in the trunk of his 2013 BMW 550i BMW. The car was parked in the Bronx.
Bergen County medical examiners conducted an autopsy and determined that the cause of death was compression of the neck.
Investigators eventually identified and located the two suspects. One suspect was captured in Massachusetts, while the other suspect was caught in Maryland. Both suspects are still awaiting extradition to Bergen County, where they will have to answer criminal charges for murder, robbery, and burglary.
Now three other suspects have been accused of lying to police during the murder investigation. All three of these suspects were charged with third degree hindering apprehension. Prosecutors said that the suspects provided false information to detectives while being questioned about the murder.
The suspects all hail from the Bronx, New York.
The suspects recently appeared at a bail hearing in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack New Jersey. The superior court judge set each suspect’s bail at $100,000.
Although the suspects have pleaded not guilty to the charges of hindering apprehension, they could still be indicted by a Bergen County grand jury.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Three Plead Not Guilty to Lying to Police in Killing of Fort Lee Man Found in Trunk.”