Taxi Driver Denies Role in Beating Death in Ridgefield, NJ
The suspect is a 40-year-old Palisades Park resident. He allegedly got into a heated argument with the victim and then beat him to death in Ridgefield, NJ last Sunday. At this time, authorities have not released many details about the homicide.
The victim was a 26-year-old resident of Palisades Park, NJ. His body was discovered close to the Ridgefield Post Office in Ridgefield, New Jersey.
Detectives with multiple law enforcement agencies investigated the homicide and eventually identified the suspect. Police then located and arrested the suspect.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office first charged the suspect with second degree reckless manslaughter, but prosecutors later decided to downgrade the charges to third degree aggravated assault.
The suspect will face possible indictment, and a criminal trial, at a later date. While the charges remain pending, the suspect is being held at the Bergen County Correctional Facility in Hackensack in lieu of $50,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Cab Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Beating, Report Says.”