Prosecutor: North Bergen man charged with fatal home invasion after perjuring himself


A North Bergen man has been charged with a fatal home invasion that occurred over three years ago after perjuring himself in a related case, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced.

Dylan Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Dylan E. Rodriguez, 21, of North Bergen, is charged with felony murder, hindering apprehension, possession of weapon for unlawful purpose, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, perjury, and tampering with evidence, Musella said in a statement.

The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, which is a continuing investigation of the murder of David Duque-Soto – which occurred in Fairview on June 29, 2019.

The perjury charges are based on the March 2nd testimony of Rodriguez at the trial of Lexie Burke in Bergen County Superior Court for the murder of David Duque-Soto.

He was sworn to testify truthfully under oath, perjured himself, specifically by providing false information during the trial, including about his role in the murder of Duque-Soto.

An investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit revealed that Rodriguez provided a handgun that was utilized during the murder of David Duque-Soto on June 29th, 2019, contrary to Rodriguez’s sworn testimony.

On Monday, July 24th, Rodriguez was arrested, charged, and remanded to the Bergen County jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, authorities said.

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