Law & Justice

Elmwood Park Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug-Induced Heroin Deaths

Angel Hernandez was sentenced to 13 years in state prison on Friday for supplying heroin that led to two overdose deaths Credits: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

PATERSON, NJ -  Angel Hernandez, 39, of Elmwood Park was sentenced to 13 years in state prison with a required 85 percent sentence served for his role in two drug-related deaths it was announced Friday by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Passaic County Superior Court Judge Justine Niccollai sentenced Hernandez after he was found responsible for supplying the heroin that led to the overdose deaths of 24-year-old Eric Somesia of Paterson in March of 2015 and Daniel Renois, 23, of Clifton in July 2015.

Hernandez was charged with two counts of Strict Liability for Drug Induced Deaths, a crime of the first degree.

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