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Irvington Man Accused of Beating, Stabbing His Employer While Renovating Carteret Home

By kcora on
Carteret New Jersey

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Pieczyski of the Carteret Police Department announced that a laborer was charged today with killing his boss, who had been fatally beaten and stabbed in a house they were renovating in Carteret.

Adison Trigueno, 25, of Irvington was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the death on January 29, 2015 of Anthony Mocci, 50, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge.

The defendant was charged at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, where he has been held since February 4, on charges of forgery, theft by deception, and uttering a forged instrument for depositing an undisclosed sum in his personal account after stealing one of Mocci's checks and signing the victim’s name to it.

Trigueno was being held at the corrections center on $75,000 on the bad check charges. 

The bail was raised today to $1 million after the murder and weapons charges were filed, bringing the total to $1,075,000. Bail was set in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves.

Trigueno initially was arrested and charged during an investigation by

Detective Thomas O’Connor of the Carteret Police Department and Detective Andreea Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

​During the investigation it was determined that the defendant bludgeoned and stabbed the victim in the house that was being renovated on Essex Avenue in Carteret.

Police were alerted to the slaying on January 30.

The investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective O’Connor of the Carteret Police Department at (732) 541-4181, or Detective Capraru of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4274.