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North Bergen Man Charged with Murder, Conspiracy, Perjury

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North Bergen

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Dylan E. Rodriguez, 21, of North Bergen, on charges of felony murder, hindering apprehension, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy to commit perjury and tampering with evidence.

The arrest is the result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, which is a continuing investigation of the murder of David Duque-Soto, which occurred in Fairview on June 29, 2019.

According to Prosecutor Musella, the perjury charges are based on the March 2, 2022, testimony of Dylan Rodriguez at the trial of Lexie Burke in Bergen County Superior Court for the murder of David Duque-Soto. 

Prosecutor Musella stated that Rodriguez, who was sworn to testify truthfully under oath, perjured himself, specifically by providing false information during the trial, including about his role in the murder of Duque-Soto. 

An investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit revealed that Rodriguez provided a handgun that was utilized during the murder of David Duque-Soto on 6/29/2019, contrary to Rodriguez’s sworn testimony.

On Monday, July 24, 2022, Rodriguez was arrested and charged with murder, accomplice liability to commit armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, perjury, hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence. 

He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.