The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

I’ve been writing about the murder of 15-year-old Jennifer Parks for the past 12 years, and I always feel a little bad when I write about it. I feel bad because whenever I write a new post on whatever the latest development is, I have to write about the details of her murder which are …

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In 2005, 14-year-old James Zarate helped his older brother Jonathan brutally kill and dismember their neighbor, 16-year-old Jennifer Parks of Randolph, New Jersey. The younger Zarate brother was tried as an adult, convicted, and sentenced to life plus 14 years. Jonathan Zarate was sentenced to life plus 24. Back in April, James Zarate, now in …

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James Zarate was 14-years-old when he helped his older brother Jonathan brutally murder their 16-year-old Randolph, New Jersey, neighbor Jennifer Parks. For those of you not familiar with the story, Jennifer had been bullied by James Zarate and reported him to the school. To get back at Jennifer for his brother, Jonathan Zarate invited her …

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It was 11 years ago today that 16-year-old Jennifer Parks, of Randolph, New Jersey, was brutally murdered by her neighbors, James and Jonathan Zarate. It may then be somewhat fitting that yesterday Jonathan Zarate had his latest sentencing appeal denied. Jonathan Zarate was 18 at the time of Jennifer’s murder and was convicted and sentenced …

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James Zarate was 14 when he and his brother Jonathan brutally murdered and dismembered their neighbor, 16-year-old Jennifer Parks, in 2005. The younger Zarate was tried as an adult and sentenced in 2009 to life in prison with the eligibility of parole after serving 76 years of his sentence. Now a New Jersey judge has …

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It was ten years ago today that 16-year-old Jennifer Parks of Randolph, New Jersey, was murdered by her neighbors, the Zarate brothers, Jonathan and James. James Zarate had invited Jennifer over to watch TV but it was just a plot to lure her into the Zarate household. The Zarate brother’s held a grudge against Jennifer …

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Yesterday I noticed a spike in traffic for this site. These spikes are not uncommon. They usually mean that one of the stories I’ve posted about was featured on a TV show somewhere and the viewers want to find more information about it. Usually it’s about the infamous assault on Victoria Lindsay that the made …

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Judge won’t shorten prison term for James Zarate in killing of Randolph girl: I apologize for not posting this story sooner. Usually, the murder of Jennifer Parks is a story that demands my immediate attention but somehow I let this one sit for a while and too long. James Zarate has had his life sentence …

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Court upholds murder conviction of man who helped kill teen in 2005: James Zarate was 14 when he helped his older brother, Jonathan Zarate, brutally beat, stab, kill and dismember 16-year-old Jennifer Parks of Randolph, New Jersey. The Zarate brothers then stuffed Jennifer’s mutilated body into a trunk and waited 24 hours before trying to …

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Appeal fails for Randolph man convicted of killing Jennifer Parks: Appeals court upholds decision to convict Randolph man of killing, dismembering neighbor: Jonathan Zarate of Randolph, New Jersey was convicted and sentenced to life plus 24 years for the 2005 murder and dismemberment of his neighbor, 16-year-old Jennifer Parks. This past week the New Jersey …

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