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Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: February 23, 2010
Two indicted on perjury charges
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan today announced
that a grand jury has indicted two
††††††††† The grand jury, sitting in New Brunswick, handed up counts of third degree perjury against Carlos Jerez (DOB 1/6/86) and Mayreg Valdez, (DOB 10/3/88) both of Perth Amboy.
indictment charged that
addition, the panel accused
The indictment was handed up February 19, 2010, following a presentation by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin T. Flood.
The grand jury charged that both witnesses testified falsely to facts that were material to the outcome of the trial of Miguel Alvarez, (DOB 2/17/86) a Perth Amboy resident who was arrested and charged in the fatal stabbing August 26, 2007, of† Tony Martinez, 19, also of Perth Amboy.
was arrested and charged with fatally stabbing
Alvarez was acquitted of murder on April 28, 2009, but was found guilty of hindering his apprehension by discarding a knife and other evidence.
Alvarez is scheduled to re-tried on counts of aggravated manslaughter and two weapons offenses after the trial jury was unable to reach a verdict on those charges. No date has been set for the retrial.
The defendant remains in custody awaiting the retrial. As is the case with all criminal defendants, Alvarez is innocent until proven guilty.