Verdict expected today in Contreras murder trial

NEW BRUNSWICK - Jurors are expected to deliver a verdict today in the murder trial of Steven Contreras.

The 19-year-old is charged with murder in the 2010 beating death of an Old Bridge man who was out for a late-night stroll with his family. Contreras also faces charges of conspiracy, aggravated assault, criminal mischief, riot and hindering apprehension.

Jurors have reached a unanimous verdict on nine of the 10 counts against him.

Contreras is the first of five defendants to stand trial for the murder of Divyendu Sinha.

Jurors watch Contreras' videotaped statement Son of man fatally beaten in Old Bridge testifies at trial Testimony continues in trial for teen accused in fatal beating

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