Man assaulted in Guttenberg dies, two teenagers arrested and charged

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On March 28, 2018, shortly after 10:15 p.m., the Guttenberg Police Department received a report of a person on the ground on 70th Street between Broadway and Hudson Avenue in Guttenberg. Upon arrival, responding Guttenberg Police Officers observed a male in distress lying on the ground.

The man, who has since been identified as Sebastian Aguilar, age 36, of Guttenberg, was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to Palisades Medical Center where he was treated for his life-threatening injuries.

On March 29, 2018, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Aguilar was pronounced dead at Palisades Medical Center. The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that Aguilar was assaulted by multiple assailants while walking through the neighborhood. Two of the alleged assailants, a 14-year-old juvenile and a 15-year-old juvenile, were identified and charged for their involvement in this incident.

The juveniles have each been charged by the Guttenberg Police Department with one count of Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S. 2C:12-1 and one count of Endangering an Injured Victim in violation of N.J.S. 2C:12-1.2. Additional charges are expected to be filed. The investigation is ongoing and additional assailants are being sought.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Guttenberg Police Department for the investigation and arrests.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the case with assistance from
the Guttenberg Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s website at: . All information will be kept confidential.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the juveniles are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).


  1. They must be, have to be, judged as adults. Does not matter how young there are. Crime is a Crime and it has to be judged as a Crime.

  2. This is truly a sad story on both sides of the spectrum, but more on the dead man’s family side, what is our youth coming to, and what upbringing are they being held to. Unbelievable!!

  3. We dont know the circumstances…maybe the guy deserved a beating. Im just saying maybe the guy beat up the kids mom or something? You cant talk until you know all the facts and the only facts we know is that a man is dead.

    • The fact is stupid mthafkz beat a guy to death and ruined their own lives in the process. Hurting their own families and the family of the victim. It’s called thinking before u act. Dumb asses watching too many movies. thinkn they hard. Now they r fuuuuukd

  4. More signs of how screwed up our society is. This story, sad to say, is one of the many we watch in the news every day. Then we forget by next week and they then become part of the statistics

  5. These Are children with a very nice and comfortable life. Thinking they deserve everything.
    Thinking they could run and ruin people’s life with no consequences.
    One of themI is a very nasty with an attitude that he can do an bully who ever crosses his path. I knew that this was just a matter of time before something would happened.
    Parents be aware of your children whereabouts. When you allowed your kids 12 to 16 to run the street till when ever, without any supervision this is what happens.
    Don’t be naive in thinking your child is not capable of such atrocities. They are and if they hang out with the wrong people this will happen.
    Invest time with your kids, know who they hang out with.
    Phone monitoring is not a legitimate way to raise your children. Wake up parent take care of your responsibilities as parents. I believe is easier than visiting them in jail.

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