Man charged with murder thought he was protecting his friend, attorney says

JERSEY CITY — The murder trial of Froylan Lopez — the man accused of fatally stabbing 26-year-old Troy Brandon in 2015 — began in earnest today with opening statements from both the state and defense teams.

While the state argues Brandon was fatally stabbed on Dec. 5, 2015 while coming to the aid of a man who had been assaulted in the street, the defense contends that Lopez thought he was protecting his friend from Brandon, whom he perceived to be the aggressor.

Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Lanzot told jurors today that Brandon, watched as a large man …read more

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