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Paterson Man Charged with 2021 Murder on Park Avenue

By rlsmetro on

Passaic County authorities announced the arrest of Mr. Roshane Latty, 22, from Paterson, who was arrested on December 22, 2021, in relation to the homicide that took place on January 31, 2021, in the area of 315 Park Avenue in the City of Paterson. 

Police said on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at approximately 12:26 a.m., police officers responded to the area of 315 Park Avenue in the City of Paterson in response to a report of a stabbing. 

Upon their arrival, the officers discovered Luis Ramirez, 26 years old from Paterson, lying in the street next to a parked vehicle with apparent stab wounds. 

Mr. Ramirez was unresponsive, and he was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The subsequent investigation revealed that Latty was responsible for the murder of Mr. Ramirez. 

Latty was charged with Murder and weapons offenses while he remained a fugitive. 

Officials said on December 22, 2021, at approximately 8:08 p.m., Latty was arrested without incident in the area of Donigan Park in Providence, RI by the Providence Police Department. 

Following his arrest, Latty waived his right to a hearing and was extradited to New Jersey on Wednesday, January 5, and is currently back in New Jersey in the custody of the Passaic County Jail.

The crime of Murder has a sentencing range from a minimum of 30 years up to life imprisonment; the crime of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, third degree, has a sentencing range of 3 to 5 years in prison; and the crime of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, fourth-degree, has a sentencing range up to 18 months in prison.

The State has filed a motion for pretrial detention that will be heard by a Superior Court Judge.

An indictment is merely a formal charging document. 

Despite this formal accusatory document, a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.