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Teen Boys Charged in Aggravated Assault Death of Guttenberg Man


A man who suffered a brutal attack in Guttenberg on Wednesday has died from his injuries.

Guttenberg Police said shortly after 10:15 p.m., police received a report of a person on the ground on 70th Street between Broadway and Hudson Avenue in Guttenberg where they arrived and found a male in distress lying on the ground.

EMS treated the man, identified as Sebastian Aguilar,36, of Guttenberg, at the scene before they transported him by Emergency Medical Services to Palisades Medical Center where doctors treated him for life-threatening injuries according to police.

Police say Aquilar's condition took a turn for the worst Thursday and doctors pronounced him dead at 7:40 a.m.,

The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that Aguilar was assaulted by multiple assailants while walking through the neighborhood.

Two of the alleged assailants, a 14-year-old juvenile, and a 15-year-old juvenile, were identified and charged for their involvement in this incident police say.

Police charged the juveniles with one count of Aggravated Assault, and one count of Endangering an injured victim.

Authorities expect additional charges to be filed while they search for other suspects who are involved in the fatal assault.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Guttenberg Police Department for the investigation and arrests.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Guttenberg Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s website at: .

All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the juveniles are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).