Tag Archive for murder

One dead in Paterson bar fight

Augie's Pub on McBridge Avenue in Paterson, where a man was stabbed early Nov. 18, 2012. He later died at a local hospital.

One man was stabbed to death and another arrested following a fight outside a bar on McBride Avenue, police said. Paterson Police arrested a 30-year-old city resident and charged him with the murder.

Inmate in 1976 rape, murder is denied parole for fifth time

Kim Montelaro of New Milford was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1976. Photo courtesy of the Montelaro family.

The family of a young woman raped and stabbed to death more than 35 years ago is waging a legal battle to keep her killer in prison.

Christopher Righetti, of River Vale, is serving a life sentence in Northern State Prison, Newark, for the 1976 kidnapping, rape and murder of 20-year-old Kim Montelaro, 20, of New Milford. According to published reports, Montelaro was kidnapped from the Paramus Park Mall and later sexually assaulted and stabbed six times. Her body was dumped in a Washington Township swimming area, according to published reports.

Righetti was 16 at the time of the crime. But he was tried as an adult and convicted.

Stephen Baldino: a murder in Lyndhurst

  According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office: On Monday, March 5, 2012, at about 5 p.m., the Lyndhurst Police Department was asked to respond to 103 Page Avenue, Apartment 3 to check on the welfare of the resident. The request…

Dismemberment in Rutherford

When Jonathan Zarate of Randolph asked the 16-year-old girl next door to come over, it was with the idea that they’d both watch television in the basement. But as his parents slept upstairs, Zarate beat his neighbor, Jennifer Parks, with a…

Extreme indifference to life…

“He said, ‘No get out of the cab, no get out of the cab; you must pay.’ I told him, I was like, ‘Listen, I don’t have my wallet with me.’ And the guy said, ‘No, no, no. I call…

Suicide by cop in Mountain Lakes

Leonardo Parera, Facebook


To his coworkers at Exit Realty Gold in Mountain Lakes, Leonardo Parara seemed harmless enough. He helped them with computer troubles, he was knowledgeable about North Jersey real-estate market. He was a snappy dresser who carried a leather briefcase to an from work. So it was unimaginable to them on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 when Parera, 39, of Kearny, walked into the realty offices on Route 46 East, pulled out a semi-automatic Ruger and fired 15 shots into the front-desk receptionist, Christine Capone King, a 47-year-old mother of two.

Dead like mom

Cheryl Regazzi reportedly told a neighbor that she could no longer afford the comfortable home she had shared with her son, Robert, in the years after her husband, Jack, had died. She had no buyers for the house she’d purchased…