NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Three men pleaded guilty yesterday to the fatal stabbing of a city man who was sitting on the steps outside his apartment complex, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Enrique Perez Galindo, 29, was killed around around 2:30 a.m. Feb. 25 near his Hamilton Street residence. He returned to his apartment but was pronounced dead at 2:39 a.m., officials said at that time.
Shortly afterward, authorities arrested and charged three New Brunswick men with the crime.
Yesterday’s plea agreement saw them each cop to one count of aggravated manslaughter for their role in Perez Galindo’s death, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Manuel “Manny” Maldonado, 21, Jose David “Sparky” Vasquez-Rivera, 19, and Xavier “Caballo” Sanchez-Parral, 19, are slated to be sentenced in New Brunswick on Jan. 12, 2018, by state Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez. He could choose to accept or reject the plea deals.
Under the terms of the agreements, Maldonado stands to go to prison for 25 years, according to the prosecutor’s office. Vasquez-Rivera and Sanchez-Parral are each staring down 20 years in prison.
The charges were the result of an “intensive investigation,” the prosecutor’s office said. New Brunswick Police Det. Drew Weiss and Det. David Abromaitis of the prosecutor’s office handled the case.