Man accused of robbery in Union City charged with murder after victim dies

Isaiah Grey, 23, is accused of robbing and assaulting 79-year-old Jorge Moctezuma Espinoza on Nov. 16.

Matt Trapani

Nov 28, 2023, 10:27 PM

Updated 199 days ago

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A man initially charged with robbery and assault following an incident in Union City on Nov. 16 has now been charged with murder after the victim died.
Authorities say that Isaiah Grey, 23, assaulted and robbed 79-year-old Jorge Moctezuma Espinoza around 3 a.m. on Nov. 16 near 37th Street and Bergenline Avenue.
Espinoza died from his injuries on Nov. 22. The cause of death was determined to be blunt impact injuries to the head.
Grey is being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility where he has been detained since the initial arrest on Nov. 16.


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