The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue   Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2010

Contact: John Holl
(908) 527-4621 jholl@ucnj.org

Registered Nurse Charged with Stealing from Abelino Mazaniego

 
Stephan Randolph, 39, of Flemington, was on duty at the hospital when emergency workers brought in Abelino Mazaniego of Summit who was suffering from severe head trauma

A registered nurse at Overlook Hospital was charged this afternoon with one count of 3rd degree theft, after he allegedly stole several hundred dollars from an unconscious man who was brought into the hospital’s emergency room on July 17, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow and Summit Police Chief Robert C. Lucid.

Stephan Randolph, 39, of Flemington, was on duty at the hospital when emergency workers brought in Abelino Mazaniego of Summit who was suffering from severe head trauma, said Romankow.

It was later revealed that Mazaniego, 47, had been the victim of an attack perpetrated by several teenagers. Mazaniego never regained consciousness after the attack and died last Tuesday. Three teenagers have been charged with Mazaniego’s death and that investigation is continuing.

 

The night of the attack coincided with Mazaniego’s regular payday and family members informed police that roughly $640 was missing from his wallet. An investigation was launched by Summit police that let them to Randolph.

 

These criminal charges are mere accusations.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.