Suspect Surrenders in New Brunswick Murder

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Anthony Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department said that a New Brunswick man surrendered early this morning to face charges that he caused the death of his brother on April 27, 2020.

Roberto Lopez, 33, of New Brunswick, turned himself in to authorities at the New Brunswick Police Department today at approximately 8:30 am. He is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of possession of a weapon, and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The charges were filed following an investigation by Detective Victor Delgado of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

It was determined that on April 27, 2020, at approximately 9:00 pm inside the residence they shared on Livingston Avenue, Roberto Lopez caused sharp force injuries to his brother, Henry Lopez, 43. The victim was pronounced dead by medical personnel and police who arrived at the scene.

The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Victor Delgado at (732) 745-7200, or Detective Mark Morris at (732) 745-3927.

Roberto Lopez will be held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Lopez are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.