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Randolph man serving life sentence gets additional time for assaulting prison guard: Jonathan Zarate is serving life plus 24 years for the brutal murder and dismemberment of his neighbor, 16-year-old Jennifer Parks. Jennifer was murdered in 2005. While Zarate was awaiting trial he assaulted a guard at the Morris County Jail in New Jersey. Back …

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Randolph man convicted of killing neighbor gets additional 5 years for fight with guard: In the many incarnations of this blog you may remember the brutal 2005 murder of Jennifer Parks. The 16-year-old girl was brutally murdered and dismembered by neighbor Jonathan Zarate. Zarate was sentenced to life plus 24 years for Jennifer’s murder. Now …

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Life in prison for James Zarate: 4 years and a day after her murder James Zarate was sentenced to life in prison for the murder and dismemberment of 16-year-old Jennifer Parks. Zarate helped his older brother Jonathan, who was also convicted and sentenced to life, in killing Jennifer, dismembering her body and trying to dispose …

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Jury finds James Zarate guilty of all counts in slaying of 16-year-old Randolph girl: In their second day of deliberation, the Morris County jury found James Zarate guilty in the 2005 murder and dismemberment of Jennifer Parks. James’ brother, Jonathan Zarate, was sentenced to life for the same murder back in December. James Zarate was …

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Jury begins deliberations tomorrow in 2nd Zarate murder trial: Today both the prosecution and the defense gave their closing arguments in the trial of James Zarate who is accused of helping his brother Jonathan Zarate kill and dismember Jennifer Parks in 2005. Morris County Executive Assistant Prosecutor Robert Lane argued that James Zarate had the …

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Prosecution, defense rest in James Zarate murder trial: The prosecution rested its case against James Zarate this past Thursday. Zarate, as I’m sure you know, is standing trial for the 2005 murder and dismemberment of Jennifer Parks. His older brother Jonathan has already been convicted and sentenced to life. The prosecution also rested without calling …

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The trial for James Zarate continued this week with three more witnesses testifying and unfortunately from the news reports it’s not looking real good for the prosecution. The first witness was Detective Mark Bendul of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. He was the detective at the time of the Zarate Brother’s arrest who first interviewed …

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Medical examiner testifies another scenario of Randolph girl’s killing possible, but not probable: Today former Bergen County coroner Sunandan Singh testified to the jury today that he believes that both Zarate brothers killed Jennifer Parks as I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Defense attorney Joseph Ferrante tried casting doubt on Singh’s supposition asking if the wounds …

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Medical examiner testifies Randolph teen killed by at least 2 people, alive when dismembered: Autopsy showed victim, Jennifer Parks, was stabbed and beaten by two people: Former Bergen County medical examiner Sunandan Singh was the man who performed the autopsy on Jennifer Parks. The retired coroner testified today in the James Zarate trial. He testified …

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Morristown jury hears opposing versions in opening of James Zarate murder trial: Prosecutor: Younger Zarate helped kill teen neighbor: Opening arguments were heard today in the trial of James Zarate. James is the brother of Jonathan Zarate who was convicted in the July 2005 murder and dismemberment of Jennifer Parks in Randolph, New Jersey. In …

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