NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced Tuesday that Harry Gonzalez, 29, of Bloomfield was arrested and charged with the murder of Ralph Jeudi, 32, of Hillside.
Gonzalez is reported to have shot Jeudi on Dec. 10 and dumped his body in the parking lot of a liquor store in the 700 block of Belleville Avenue in Belleville. The shopping complex was anchored years ago by A&P.
Gonzalez was charged with murder, conspiracy, multiple weapons offenses, desecrating human remains, false swearing and false report on Monday.
The Essex County Prosecutors Office states that these are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.