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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: July 27, 2013







New Brunswick man charged in fatal stabbing


          Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced that a city man was arrested today and charged with the murder of another city resident, who was killed early this morning.


Carlos Lopez (DOB 4/17/66) was charged with murder in the death of David Campos-Garcia, who was stabbed on Suydam Street shortly before 2:50 a.m. today.


The victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at 3:43 a.m.


An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined the victim had been fatally stabbed.


An investigation by Detective Drew Weiss of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Adrian Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office led to the arrest of Lopez, who was apprehended at his home on Handy Street in New Brunswick at 9:19 a.m.


He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.


Acting Prosecutor Carey commended police for their quick work in tracking and arresting the suspect.


The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Weiss of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Investigator Villegas of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (723) 745-3300.


As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge filed against Lopez is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.