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Trenton Man Arrested for February Homicide

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Trenton

A Trenton man has been arrested and charged for a February 2022 fatal stabbing that occurred on Whittaker Avenue in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, Luis Bonilla, 20, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. 

Prosecutor Onofri stated that Bonilla was taken into custody in Trenton on March 8. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Bonilla pending trial.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department. 

According to the investigation, shortly after 5 p.m. on February 23, Trenton police responded to the 500 block of Whittaker Avenue for a report of a male stabbed.

Prosecutor Onofri said that the victim, later identified as Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, was located at the scene with multiple stab wounds to the torso. 

He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.