Two charged with stabbing man to death in Jersey City


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A Jersey City man was fatally stabbed and another wounded during a knife attack on Claremont Avenue. Now two Jersey City men are facing murder charges, police say.

Detectives from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit, along with the Jersey City Police Department arrested 46-year-old David Jones, of Jersey City and Horace Parker, 31, of Jersey City in connection with the Sept. 27 incident.

Richard Farmer, of Jersey City was stabbed in the torso and a second victim treated for non-life threatening stab wounds.

Jones and Parker are charged with murder; conspiracy to commit murder; aggravated assault; unlawful possession of a weapon; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; possession of CDS; possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school.

Yolanda Jones, 44, of Jersey City, was also charged in this incident. The charges against her include hindering; possession of CDS; possession with intent to distribute CDS; and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school.

Responding officers found Farmer gravely injured on the ground in front of 73 Orient Avenue.

The 25-year-old was transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10 a.m.

Cops located the second male victim in the vicinity suffering from stab wounds to his torso and upper extremities.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345.

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