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Murder charges leveled against New Jersey man

It was recently reported that a man in New Jersey is facing serious charges after an alleged stabbing. Apparently, the situation began when an individual reportedly attempted to help a person who had been involved in an assault. It was unclear exactly how the situation transpired, but the individual attempting to help was reportedly stabbed in the torso. Murder charges have been filed against one individual as a result.

The 26-year-old man stabbing victim later died of the injuries. He had been taken to an area medical center for treatment, but he was declared deceased over half an hour after the alleged incident. The individual who had been initially assaulted was also treated for injuries, but that person's condition was unknown at the time of the report. Authorities were investigating, and they recently took a 28-year-old man into custody. It was unclear whether this man was suspected of being involved in the initial assault or just suspected in the reported stabbing.

The man taken into custody is currently facing multiple charges. Among those allegations are murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and another weapon-related charge. At the time of the report, he was still in custody on a $1 million cash only bail.

As the man's case moves through the New Jersey criminal justice system, he will likely find it prudent to determine what defense options may best suit his circumstances. Murder charges can come with hefty consequences if he is convicted of such an allegation. Therefore, he may wish to learn more about his case in order to proceed in the manner that he feels will keep his best interests at the forefront. 

Source: nj.com, "Man charged in connection with fatal Jersey City stabbing, officials say", Caitlin Mota, Dec. 6, 2015

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