A Fairview New Jersey man charged with aggravated manslaughter in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ has been ruled unfit to stand trial right now.
The suspect, a 51-year-old resident of Fairview in Bergen County, NJ, allegedly helped another person cover up a homicide in 2011 by disposing of the body in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.
The victim in the homicide was 27 years of age. According to prosecutors, the victim was beaten to death with a hammer in Fairview and then driven to Lincoln Park, NJ.
The suspect is supposed to face the criminal charges in Morris County, but a judge recently said that the suspect is not currently fit to stand trial. This is yet another delay in a murder trial that has already been delayed numerous times.
Although the suspect’s criminal defense attorney argued that the charges should be dropped because his client will never be competent for trial, the superior court judge has instructed the suspect to take medication so that he can get his mental illness under control.
The suspect’s co-defendant in the homicide case has already been convicted of aggravated manslaughter.
For further information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Man Accused of Dumping Body in Lincoln Park Still Unfit for Trial.”