The 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
November 18, 2010


Arrest made in Recent Plainfield Homicide


NOTE: A MUG SHOT IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

On Wednesday, members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with last week’s shooting death of a Plainfield teenager, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Leobardo Gandarilla DOB: 8/14/1992 of Bound Brook is charged with 1st Degree Murder in the death of Spencer Cadogan, who was gunned down on the 1200 block of West Front Street on November 11, 2010.

Working closely with the Plainfield Police Department, the Homicide Task Force was able to gather evidence and statements that led them to identify Gandarilla as a suspect. He was arrested at his home yesterday afternoon without incident, said Romankow. The Bound Brook Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

He is being held at the Union County Jail on $1million bail.

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