Officials Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said Juwan Roman, 18, of Newark, was sentenced by the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.P., to seven years to the custody of the Commissioner of Department of Corrections as a result of previously entered guilty pleas to two counts of Aggravated Assault as well as Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose relative to an incident that occurred in Point Pleasant Beach during the afternoon hours of September 7, 2020.
Officials said the sentence is subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7.2, meaning that Roman will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he may be considered for parole eligibility.
According to officials, Roman, who was 17-years-old when the crimes occurred, voluntarily waived jurisdiction of the Family Court -- which handles juvenile delinquency matters -- and agreed to be prosecuted as an adult.
Roman pled guilty to these charges before Judge Daniels on May 13, 2021.
Ocean County officials said on September 7, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls for reports of a fight on Jenkinson’s Beach.
Responding Officers found Alex Galdamez, 22, and William Mazariego, 18, both of West Haverstraw, New York, suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Both individuals were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of their serious injuries Ocean County officials said.
An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Point Pleasant Beach Police Department revealed that Roman was the individual responsible for stabbing both Mr. Galdamez and Mr. Mazariego.
Roman was taken into custody without incident at the scene, and has been lodged in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center since his apprehension on September 7, 2020.