Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L. C. Kuberiet, Chief Darren LaVigne of the South Amboy Police Department, and Chief Christopher Trucillo of the New Jersey Transit Police Department said today that a Camden man has been arrested and charged in the death of a South Amboy man which occurred near the train station in the City.
Police say Mr. Bruce Matthews, 19, was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the third degree in the death of Robert Spiegel, 32, of South Amboy.
The defendant was charged during an investigation by Detective An Wang of the South Amboy Police Department, Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, and Detective Laquan Hudson of the New Jersey Transit Police Department.
According to police, on May 29, at approximately 9:14 pm, South Amboy Police responded to the area of the South Amboy Train Station, located at 140 N Broadway, and found the victim laying on the ground with multiple stab wounds.
The investigation determined that Matthews attacked the victim and then fled the scene. Robert Spiegel was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:37 pm from his injuries police said.
The collaboration between the South Amboy Police Department, the New Jersey Transit Police Department, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office led to the Arrest of Matthews.
The Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor L.C. Kuberiet would like to thank the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden Metro Police Department for their assistance in apprehending the suspect, as well as the members of the South Amboy and New Jersey Transit Police Departments for their excellent police work.
Matthews is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center, pending a Detention Hearing.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective An Wang at (732) 721-0111, Detective Mark Morris at (732) 745-3927, or Detective Laquan Hudson at (201) 705-7352.