Bergen County Jury Convicts Rutherford NJ Man in Violent Assault at Wallington Home
A Rutherford NJ man is likely looking at significant prison time after being convicted of assaulting the father of his ex-girlfriend at a residence in Wallington, New Jersey.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, the suspect used to date the daughter of the victim. After they broke up, the suspect went to the father’s home in Wallington NJ and attacked him. The vicious assault left the victim with serious injuries.
The suspect was later arrested and charged with numerous criminal offenses, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, burglary, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and hindering apprehension. He was also charged with altering or destroying computer data because he allegedly tried to cover up his crime after the fact.
The suspect was ultimately convicted on nearly all of the criminal charges, including the charges of assault and burglary. However, the jury did acquit the suspect on the most serious charge of attempted murder.
The suspect will receive credit for time already served, which included more than five years behind bars. The suspect has been incarcerated in the Bergen County Jail, located in Hackensack NJ, since 2011 because he was unable to post the bail needed to secure his release.
While the suspect awaits sentencing in the aggravated assault case, his bail has been revoked by the Bergen County Superior Court judge. The suspect’s bail was previously set at $750,000.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Rutherford Man Found Guilty of Beating Ex-Boyfriend’s Dad, Report Says.”