Lincoln Park Homicide TrialA New Jersey man has been charged in the alleged cover-up of a 2011 murder and body disposal in Lincoln Park, NJ.

According to authorities, the 48-year-old owner of a Fairview home garage helped the murderer dispose of the body.

Police found the victim’s body in the trunk of an abandoned car in Lincoln Park, NJ. An investigation followed, with 24-year-old Carlos Rojas being identified as the prime suspect in the homicide. The victim was Rojas’ cousin.

During the murder trial, prosecutors alleged that Rojas hit the victim in the head with a hammer. Rojas countered that the garage owner had actually committed the homicide because he found the victim stealing stereo equipment from his garage.

A jury ultimately found Rojas not guilty of the murder charge. However, the jury convicted Rojas on an aggravated manslaughter charge.

Authorities have since turned their attention to the garage owner who allegedly helped Rojas transport the body after the murder. Prosecutors believe that the defendant drove a car to Lincoln Park and helped Rojas get away after ditching the victim’s body.

The defendant has been charged with hindering apprehension and desecration of human remains. He also faces charges for endangering the welfare of a child because he reportedly left his 14-year-old son home alone at the time of the killing.

While awaiting trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, the defendant is incarcerated at the Morris County Correctional Facility. The defendant’s attorney recently filed a motion asking for permission to have the defendant’s son visit him in jail.

To learn more about this case, access the article entitled “Man Accused of Helping Cover up Lincoln Park Murder Wants to See His Son.”


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