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UPDATE: North Arlington Man Admits Killing Wife with Hammer

By kcora on
North Arlington

A 49-year-old North Arlington man pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder of his wife at their Riverview Gardens apartment complex in 2016.

According to authorities, 49-year-old Eric Pleger, entered his plea before Superior Court Judge James J. Guida admitting to the killing of Luisa Pleger, 47. The prosecutor's office will recommend Pleger serve no less than 45 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 14th.

On the day of the killing, North Arlington Police responded to the couple's apartment after an employee of the complex’s leasing office alerted police that Eric Pleger walked into the office with his hands covered in blood as he attempted to pay his rent requesting that no one enter his apartment.

Officers ultimately found Luisa Pleger's body after they performed a welfare check.

According to authorities, Eric Pleger remains at the Bergen County Jail on $2 million bond.