Parolee charged with death of man he allegedly beat with brass knuckles

CAMDEN — Back in May, Jose Rivera-Hernandez was knocked out by a man wearing brass knuckles and struck his head on a curb, according to authorities.

Now, the man investigators say punched him is facing a second-degree manslaughter charge because Rivera-Hernandez died from his injuries Saturday.

The Camden County prosecutor’s office said Derrick Cauthorne, 37, followed and attacked Rivera-Hernandez, 53, in a vicious assault May 21 that was witnessed by at least two people and caught on surveillance video.

Cauthorne was on parole at the time, the prosecutor’s office said. He was arrested May 31 and initially charged with inflicting bodily injury during a theft, …read more

Source: Camden

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