Union County Prosecutor’s Office

32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

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

For Immediate Release – August 8, 2012

Arrest made in July 7 Rahway Stabbing


Yesterday the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with the July 7, 2012 stabbing death of a Rahway Teenager, announced Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr.

Victor Anderson, DOB 04/03/1990 of Heather Lane in Roselle was arrested around 5:30 p.m. by the Task Force, Rahway Police Department and Roselle Police Department. He is charged with murder and weapon complaints in the death of Jose Pacheco-Holley, DOB 10/15/1994, of Maple Terrace in Rahway.

According to the investigation, police were called to Donald Avenue in Rahway around 12:30a.m. on July 7, 2012 on reports of a large fight in progress. During the melee, Pacheco-Holley was stabbed, said Cernadas.  He was taken to Rahway Hospital where he was pronounced a short time later, said Cernadas.

The case was investigated by Det. Janet Lopez of the Homicide Task Force and Rahway Det. Jonathan Tilton. Anderson’s bail was set by Judge Joseph Donohue at $750,000.

A first appearance will be scheduled in the coming days.

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