This is an update on the story of Jonathan Zarate, the 18-year-old from New Jersey arrested for stabbing, bludgeoning, and dismembering 16-year-old Jennifer Parks. Yesterday he was transferred back to the Morris County jail after spending two months at Ann Klein Forensic Center in Trenton for psychiatric observation. He was sent there after punching a few corrections officers and frequently urinating and defecating on his cell floor. If you’re going for an insanity defense this is not the way to go about it Sunshine.
Morris County prosecutors still haven’t decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty. What’s to decide? Then again this is New Jersey and they haven’t executed anyone in 40 years.