On Tuesday, March 22, at approximately 7pm, Douglas Castellano, 69, of Livingston was found dead inside his Carteret Road home. Police discovered his body after family members indicated they had been unable to reach Castellano. Following an autopsy it has been determined that he was a victim of a homicide. The cause of death is blunt force trauma.
Harry Christianson, Jr., 31, a boarder living in the house with Castellano, has been charged with:
* unlawful possession of a weapon
* possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The investigation is active and ongoing.