Arrest Made in Belleville Homicide

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Belleville Police Chief Mark Minichini announced today that Harry Gonzalez, 29, of Bloomfield has been arrested and charged with the murder of Ralph Jeudi, 32, of Hillside.

It is alleged that Gonzalez shot Jeudi on Dec. 10 and dumped his body in the parking lot of a liquor store in the 700 block of Belleville Avenue in Belleville.

Yesterday, Gonzalez was charged with murder, conspiracy, multiple weapons offenses, desecrating human remains, false swearing and false report.

These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The investigation is active and ongoing.