Jury Finds Suspect in Englewood NJ Homicide Trial Not Guilty
A Bergen County jury recently found an Englewood, NJ man not guilty on murder charges.
The suspect, a 38-year-old man from Englewood in Bergen County, has been incarcerated in a county jail since January 2013 while awaiting trial. He was accused of murdering his estranged girlfriend and their five-year-old daughter.
Authorities discovered the victims in an apartment located on West Palisades Avenue in Englewood, NJ. The adult victim had been stabbed 11 times and the child had been suffocated.
Just one day after the bodies were found, Bergen County prosecutors filed criminal charges against the suspect.
Family members of the victims told authorities that the suspect had committed of domestic violence against the adult victim.
The suspect was charged with numerous crimes, including first degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and hindering apprehension.
Although the suspect was offered a number of plea deals by Bergen County prosecutors, he turned down the offers.
When the case went to trial, the suspect was found not guilty on all charges. The jury reportedly deliberated for fewer than two hours.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Shock Verdict as Jury Takes 2 Hours to Acquit Man in Murder of Woman, Daughter.”