Brother charged with murder

A Rutherford man, Uriel Adames-Gomez, was charged with murdering his brother. The incident took place at the beginning of October at their apartment. The defendant called 911 and told the dispatcher that he had stabbed his brother to death. It is not clear what transpired between the two. However, when police arrived they took the defendant into custody. Thereafter, they found his brother inside the apartment next to a large pool of what appeared to be blood. Alongside of the deceased was a large kitchen knife. The defendant was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Murder and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

A homicide charge is arguably the most serious charge a defendant can face. It’s a first degree crime, but unlike the usual first degree crimes that carry a maximum of twenty years in New Jersey state prison, it carries a maximum of life in prison. A possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose is a third degree crime. Although it is not as serious as a homicide charge, it still carries with it a maximum of five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.

Bergen County Criminal Lawyers

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have ten (10) criminal defense attorneys on staff. Our criminal defense law firm has three (3) former assistant county prosecutors. One of them headed the Major Crimes Division during their tenure as a prosecutor, as well as certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial attorney. Less than one percent of attorneys hold this certification here in New Jersey. Our attorneys have been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 as well as the 40 Under 40 list.  Please do not hesitate to call our office for a free consultation. We are located in fort Lee, Hackensack, and Paramus.