Three “kids” arrested in murder of Hoboken man
As you might have surmised from the surveillance video shown a few days ago – teenage kids were wanted for the “knockout” killing of Eric Ralph Santiago last week. Three are now under arrest – ages 13 and 14.
Probably because of mind-numbing games like Grand Theft Auto V – which completely desensitize the death of another human being.
3 Juveniles arrested in connection with Hoboken Murder
Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory announced today the arrests of three male juveniles in connection with the homicide of Ralph Eric Santiago, age 46. On September 10, 2013, Santiago was followed by the three juveniles while walking on 3rd Street between Adams and Jefferson Streets in Hoboken when one of the juveniles threw a punch at Santiago’s head in what detectives now believe was a game of “knockout.” Santiago then collapsed onto an iron fence wedging his neck between two iron fence posts, where he died.
All three of the juveniles are male. Two of the juveniles are 13 years old and one is 14 years old. All three are from Jersey City. Homicide detectives believe they travelled on the Light Rail from Jersey City to Hoboken. Two of the juveniles surrendered to the Prosecutor’s Homicide detectives on Thursday, September 19, 2013, and one of them surrendered today, September 20, 2013. All three have been charged with Murder and have been remanded to the Hudson County Youth Detention Center.
Acting Prosecutor Gregory credited the Hoboken Police Department under the leadership of Chief Anthony Falco, Sr., whose agency assisted in the investigation. The New Jersey Transit Police Department under the leadership of Chief Christopher Trucillo, and Jersey City Police Department under the leadership of Acting Chief Joseph Connors, also assisted in the investigation.
The above charges are merely accusations, and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).
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