Jose Lazaro Gonzalez, 18, of Caldwell, Arrested for Feb. 26 Murder of his Cousin Marvin Lazaro, 27, of Caldwell
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
CALDWELL, NJ - Late this afternoon, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Caldwell Police Chief James H. Bongiorno announced that Jose Lazaro Gonzalez, 18, of Caldwell had been arrested for the murder of his cousin, Marvin Lazaro, 27, also of Caldwell.
According to the officials, Gonzalez has been charged with:
Reportedly, on Sunday, Feb. 26, at about 2:30pm, Lazaro was fatally stabbed in an apartment he shared with three other men in the 400 block of Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell.
It is believed that the victim and his roommates, all cousins, are from Guatemala.
Gonzalez fled to Missouri where he was arrested in a Greyhound Bus station in Kansas City. He is awaiting extradition.
The homicide is being investigated by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Caldwell Police Department.