Prosecutors: Passaic man arrested in double stabbing that killed teen

A 19-year-old from Passaic has been arrested in a double stabbing that occurred on Sunday, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Bob Doda

Oct 11, 2022, 5:24 PM

Updated 648 days ago

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A 19-year-old from Passaic has been arrested in a double stabbing that occurred on Sunday, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
A release from the office says that John E. Martinez has been charged with murder in the first degree, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Police responded on Oct. 9 to a report of a stabbing around 1:18 a.m. around Krueger Place and Poplar Street. There, they found two wounded male teens – a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old.
The 16-year-old was pronounced dead. The 17-year-old was treated at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.
Prosecutors say Martinez was arrested without incident in Passaic on Monday. He faces a minimum of 30 years to life on the murder charge, if convicted.



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