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Release* † ††††††Date: September 30, 2010
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* † ††††††Date: September 30, 2010
††††††††† Carlos Lara (DOB 8/26/91) of New Brunswick, was charged on September 29, 2010 with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the death of Alex Gombas, 14, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township.
††††††††† Lara is being held in lieu of $1.15 million bail at the
††††††††† An intensive investigation by Detective Mark Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department and Investigator Michael Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Lara repeatedly stabbed Gombas on September 25, 2010.
††††††††† An autopsy performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office showed Alex Gombas was the victim of a homicide and died as the result of multiple stab wounds.
Gombas was a freshman at
was pronounced dead at on September 25, 2010 at 2:24 p.m. at
The investigation began when police were dispatched to the corner of Jersey Avenue and Delavan Street in New Brunswick after receiving a 911 call at 3:52 a.m. on September 25, 2010.
Police arrived to find the teenagers had been stabbed. They were taken to the city hospital.
after the stabbings, Lara was arrested and held by
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Pappas of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Investigator Daniewicz of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4018.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Lara are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.