Prosecutor Charges Jersey City Man With Manslaughter in Death of Jersey City Woman Earlier This Month

JERSEY CITY MAN CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER IN DEATH OF 49-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has arrested and charged Eugene Williams, age 25, of Jersey City, in the death of a 49-year-old woman.

Williams was arrested at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 117 Van Nostrand Avenue in Jersey City and has been charged with Manslaughter in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4B(1), a crime of the second degree.

On Friday, October 1, 2021, at approximately 12:54 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to 112 Bergen Avenue on a report of an unconscious female on the ground. Responding officers found an unresponsive female – later identified as Shannon T. Johnson – face down on the sidewalk. The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition. On October 7, 2021 at 5:05 p.m., Ms. Johnson was pronounced deceased. The Regional Medical Examiner determined the Cause of Death to be blunt impact injuries of head and neck and the Manner of Death to be Homicide.

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

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