Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department announced today that a New Brunswick man has been charged in connection with the homicide of Lissi Rodriguez-Sanchez, 20, of New Brunswick.
Today, October 31, 2023, at approximately 9:12 A.M., authorities responded to 37 Juliet Street after receiving the report that there were two injured people. Upon their arrival, officers located Lissi Rodriguez-Sanchez, 20, of New Brunswick, and Teodulo Habana, 64, of New Brunswick. Rodriguez-Sanchez had multiple stab wounds and ultimately succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Habana had sustained serious injuries and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
Initial investigation led by Detective Victor Delgado of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Kevin Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office has revealed that Habana was the stepfather of Rodriguez-Sanchez. It was also determined that Habana’s wounds were self-inflicted, and he was the perpetrator of this crime.
Habana has been charged with first-degree Murder, third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
Anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Delgado of the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745- 5200 or Detective Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3289.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Habana are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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