Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Tuesday, May 10, Jonathan Haughey-Morales, 30, of West New York, was sentenced to 71 years for the 2019 mass shooting in North Bergen that killed Carlos Garcia and seriously injured three others.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Haughey-Morales was sentenced to 50 years for Murder and three consecutive seven-year sentences for Aggravated Assault on the surviving victims.
Prosecutor Suarez said that on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2033 46th Street in North Bergen.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, responding officers found four individuals shot in the home, including an unresponsive male with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso.
Prosecutor Suarez said that the male, later identified as Carlos Garcia, 40, and the additional victims — two males and one female — were all transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center. Garcia was pronounced dead at approximately 4:25 a.m.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Haughey-Morales was identified as the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting and apprehended in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, the following day.
Haughey-Morales was convicted on all charges by a jury on Wednesday, March 2, following a two-week trial.