Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Pieczyski of the Carteret Police Department said a woman was arrested today and charged with fatally bludgeoning a borough man in his home.
Sandra Simon, 32, of Carteret, was charged with murder in the death on October 11, 2016 of Hector W. Torres, 59.
Bail was set at $750,000 for the defendant.
She was charged during an investigation by Detective Thomas O’Connor of the Carteret Police Department and Detective Joseph Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The victim suffered blunt force trauma to the head. His body was discovered by police after an unidentified witness asked them to check on Mr. Torres, who was an acquaintance of the defendant.
The victim was pronounced dead in the first-floor home he rented on Holly Street in the borough.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective O’Connor of the Carteret Police Department at (732) 541-3863, or Detective Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3115.