On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, shortly after 7:00 A.M., officers from the North Bergen Police Department responded to 1316 9th Street on a report of a disturbance. Upon their arrival, officers found Ramila Patel, age 73, suffering from multiple stab wounds to her torso.
The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead shortly after at 8:00 A.M.
Jaydeep Patel, age 26, the grandson of the victim, was charged with Murder, contrary to 2C:11-3a(1) or 2C:11-3a(2); Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes contrary to 2C:39-4(d); and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon contrary to 2C:39-5(d).
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C. 3.6(b)(6).