Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that a Jersey City man wanted in connection with the death of Haldy Thermitus, 46, who was fatally stabbed in a vacant lot on West Side Avenue in Jersey City on November 19, has been arrested.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Raymond Chandler, 45, of Jersey City, has been arrested and charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (knife), Hindering and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (cocaine).
Prosecutor Suarez stated that on Friday, November 19, the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Oxford and West Side avenues in Jersey City on a report of an injured male.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, the responding police officers found an injured male victim in a vacant lot behind 562 West Side Avenue. The victim, later identified as Thermitus, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 6:10 p.m.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the Cause of Death to be multiple sharp force injuries and the Manner of Death to be homicide.