Suspect in hit-and-run that killed Rutgers grad had record for robbery, assault

ELIZABETH — A man accused in a hit-and-run accident that killed a Rutgers University student days before his graduation was previously convicted of robbery and assault charges and was on probation from a 2016 case, court records show.

Eduardo Perez, 33, of Elizabeth, is charged with death by auto for the May 17, accident in which 23-year-old Mujahid Henry, of Newark, was struck and killed in Linden.

Perez was in court Friday for a detention hearing, but Judge Regina Caulfield said the case was being transferred to Middlesex County because of a conflict in the Union County courthouse.

Perez’ lawyer, Robert Miseo, of …read more

Source: Essex

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