Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for Murder of Boyfriend at Cliffside Park NJ Residence
A man from Cliffside Park NJ will be spending a very long time behind bars after being convicted of murder.
According to Bergen County officials, the suspect, and another person, brutally killed and then dismembered the victim after a domestic violence incident in 2011.
The main suspect lived in Cliffside Park with the victim – they were said to be romantically involved. Although the victim was open about his sexuality, the suspect reportedly tried to keep their relationship a secret.
After murdered the victim, the suspects allegedly chopped up his body, put the victim’s dismembered body parts into trash bags, and placed the trash bags on the curb outside the Cliffside Park residence.
The main suspect was later charged with first degree murder and stood trial on the murder charges in Bergen County Superior Court, located in Hackensack NJ. The suspect was ultimately convicted of first degree murder.
The suspect managed to avoid life imprisonment by agreeing to testify against the other suspect in the murder case. As a result of his cooperation with prosecutors, the suspect was sentenced to 60 years in in NJ State Prison.
Murder is addressed by the No Early Release Act, which means that the suspect will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Murder, Dismemberment.”