Prosecutor: Jersey City man found with blood on his hands charged in fatal Little Ferry stabbing


A Jersey City man found with blood on his hands and clothing was charged in a fatal Little Ferry stabbing last week, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.

Ray Edwardo Arcentales Sanchez. Photo courtesy of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Ray Edwardo Arcentales Sanchez, 22, of Jersey City, has been charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

On Wednesday, October 28th, at approximately 5:29 a.m., the Little Ferry and Moonachie Police Departments responded to an individual lying in the street in the area of Mehrhof Road and Columbus Avenue in Little Ferry, Musella said in a statement.

Responding officers found Arcentales Sanchez in the area with blood on his hands and clothing. They also found Yuryin G. Herrera, 36, nearby in the backyard of 14 Abend St. in Little Ferry with multiple stab wounds.

Herrera was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

An investigation conducted by detectives from the Little Ferry Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit revealed that Arcentales Sanchez murdered Herrera with a kitchen knife.

He was charged with the aforementioned crimes and was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, authorities said.

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