Couple face murder charges in deli owner's slaying
(AP) — A northern New Jersey man and his girlfriend have been indicted
on felony murder charges in the death of a deli owner who was stabbed
more than 40 times during a robbery earlier this year.
Jose Castaing and 32-year-old Liz Velez, both of North Bergen, also
face charges of murder, robbery and weapons offenses in the indictment
recently handed up by a Hudson County grand jury.
The charges stem
from an April 26 robbery at the Guttenberg deli owned by 52-year-old
Bahah Nesim, who was repeatedly stabbed in his face, chest and back.
Prosecutors say a customer interrupted the robbery and flagged down a
passing police car, and the suspects were arrested a short time later.
It was not known Saturday if Velez and Castaing have retained attorneys.