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NJ Man Charged with Beating His Father to Death

East Windsor

By: Richard L. Smith 

Yu Chavarria, 23, of East Windsor, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of his father following an announcement by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and East Windsor Police Chief Jason A. Hart.AdThe prosecutor's office is also seeking to detain Chavarria pending trial.

The incident unfolded on the morning of January 25 when East Windsor police were called to a residence on Twin Rivers Drive North.

Officers responding to reports of an unconscious male discovered 58-year-old Edgar Chavarria on the kitchen floor, bleeding from head and face injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.AdInvestigations by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the East Windsor Township Police Department, led by MCHTF Detective Tim Bruey and East Windsor Detective Joe Zucchero, revealed a violent encounter between father and son.

According to the findings, an argument escalated into a physical confrontation, where Yu Chavarria repeatedly struck his father with his fist and head.

While Yu Chavarria has been charged, it is important to remember that in the legal system, every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case continues to develop as legal proceedings are underway.