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Release* † ††††††Date:††††††††† July
18, 2013†††† †††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
†††††††††††††††††† ††† †Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* † ††††††Date:††††††††† July 18, 2013††††
Three charged with New Brunswick homicide
County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the
New Brunswick Police Department, announced today that police have arrested and
charged three men with fatally shooting a 19-year-old
Each of the three was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun in the death of Eduardo Mendez on July 13, 2013.
three defendants are identified as: Edwin Morales (DOB 2/11/93) and Danilo Lemus-Ramos, (DOB
10/28/94) both of
was arrested in
The three remain in custody. Bail was set at $2 million for Lemus-Ramos and was set at $1.75 million each for Morales and Islas.
arrests were made during an intensive investigation by Detective Brandt Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department and
Acting Prosecutor Andrew Carey stated, ďSince this senseless murder occurred on Saturday, members of the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office have worked carefully, diligently and tirelessly to solve this case and I commend the efforts of all involved.Ē
investigation began when police were dispatched to
victim was pronounced dead at
An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office determined the victim had been fatally shot.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gregus of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Investigator Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4471.