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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2010

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

Third Arrest Made in Summit Case

 

Authorities this evening arrested a third teenager and charged him with manslaughter in the death of a 47-year-old Summit man, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Following an intense and thorough investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, this afternoon, police arrested Nigel Dumas DOB: 4/17/1991 of Morristown, for his role in the attack. He was arrested around 7:20p.m. in Morristown and will be lodged in the Union County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Dumas is the third teenager to be arrested in connection with the death of Abelino Mazaniego. According to the investigation, the victim was on a bench in the promenade off of Springfield Avenue in Summit on July 17 around 9:25p when he was approached by a group of teenagers, said Romankow. The teenagers, who facilitated the attack, caused serious injury to Mazaniego. 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.
 
Two suspects, teenagers from Summit, were identified and arrested earlier this week in connection with the case. 18-year-old Khayri Williams-Clark and a 17-year-old were taken into custody and are being held in Union County.

The identity of the 17-year-old is not available because of his age.

Williams-Clark is being held on $100,000 bail.

Investigators continue to gather and examining evidence in this case and continue to take witness statements. This remains an active investigation and the prosecutor’s office findings will be referred to a Grand Jury.

 

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