Jonathan Haughey-Morales, a 30-year-old of West New York, has been convicted on all charges relating to a shooting in North Bergen in 2019 that killed Carlos Garcia and seriously injured three others.
A jury convicted Haughey-Morales on charges including first-degree Murder, three counts of second-degree Aggravated Assault, third-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation, and second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.
The verdict was delivered on Wednesday, March 2 before Judge Patrick Arre following a two week trial. On Sunday, May 5, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2033 46th Street in North Bergen.
Responding officers found four individuals, including an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso, shot in the home. The male, later identified as 40-year-old Carlos Garcia and the additional victims, including two males and one female, were all transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center.
Garcia was pronounced dead at approximately 4:25 a.m. Haughey-Morales was identified as the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting and apprehended in South Whitehall Township, Pa., the following day.
Haughey-Morales is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, May 6. The State was represented at trial by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Najma Rana.
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