Prosecutor: West New York man charged with fatally stabbing 25-year-old roommate


A West New York man has been charged with fatally stabbing his 25-year-old roommate early Sunday morning, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Edman Chipix. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Edman Arnulfo Chipix, 20, of West New York, was charged with murder, possession of a weapon (knife) for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a  weapon (knife).

Chipix, a roommate of  the victim, William Chipix Simon, will be housed at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first  appearance. 

Yesterday at approximately 5:15 a.m., the West New York Police Department responded to the area of 6414 Dewey Ave. on a report of an injured man

The responding police officers found an unresponsive male victim in an apartment at that location  with an apparent stab wound to his upper torso.

The injured male, later identified as Chipix Simon was pronounced dead at the scene at  approximately 5:30 a.m. on February 6, 2022. The cause and manner of death are pending the  findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.  

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the  investigation and arrest with the assistance of the West New York Police Department.  

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