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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2010

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

Update on Summit Beating Death

 
Khayri Williams-Clark DOB: 1/7/1992, of Summit   Nigel Dumas DOB: 4/17/1991 of Morristown
 

Authorities have upgraded charges against three teenagers charged in the beating death of a Summit man, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Complaints were signed yesterday against Khayri Williams-Clark DOB: 1/7/1992, of Summit, Nigel Dumas DOB: 4/17/1991 of Morristown, and a 17-year-old from Summit upgrading their charges from manslaughter to murder, said Romankow. The 17-year-old is being held in the county juvenile detention center and his name is not available for public release. Williams-Clark’s bail has been maintained at $100,000 and Dumas is currently being held in the Union County Jail on $250,000 bail.

As of this morning, Dumas’ first appearance in court had not been set.

The teenagers are charged in the death of 47-year-old Abelino Mazariego.

According to the investigation, the victim was on a bench in the promenade off of Springfield Avenue in Summit on July 17 around 9:25 p.m. when he was approached by a group of teenagers, said Romankow. The teenagers attacked the man causing serious injury to Mazariego.

It appears to be an unprovoked attack and the case remains under investigation. The victim was transported to Overlook Hospital and died on Tuesday afternoon, having never regained consciousness, said Romankow.

The county medical examiner ruled that Mazariego died as a result of brain injuries sustained in the attack.

This remains an active investigation. Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Summit Police Department continue to gather and examine evidence and take additional witness statements. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

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