A Kearny man already charged with desecrating human remains now faces stabbing charges related to the death of Corey McFadden, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
Matthew Kochell, 32, of Kearny, is charged with aggravated manslaughter, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, Suarez said in a statement.
Kochell and codefendant Elliot Barton, 39, of Kearny, were both previously charged with desecrating/disturbing human remains and are being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
Kochell is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, October 4th.
On Tuesday, September 20th, at approximately 5:45 a.m., the Kearny Police Department received a 911 call regarding an individual lying on the ground in the area of Belgrove Drive and Afton Street.
Responding officers located a male victim, later identified as McFadden, 34, with multiple apparent stab wounds to the lower body and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:20 a.m.