A New Jersey man who is a second-year law student now he finds himself
facing very serious charges of breaking the law. He's accused of attempted
murder and aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon.
He allegedly threatened to shoot and kill two of his classmates at a law
school far from us in Englewood.
He was arrested at Ava Maria Law School in Naples, Florida.
He formerly attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School; one of its New
Jersey locations is in Bergen County.
The student who is charged was allegedly out drinking with his roommate
on the evening of the incident for which he was arrested.
That night, the young man's girlfriend apparently told him she was
breaking off their relationship.
The man then allegedly held his roommate and the woman hostage at gunpoint.
He reportedly expressed frustration with women, as he spoke to his now-former
girlfriend and his roommate.
However, a law journal reports that the man eventually gave the gun to
his roommate. But the roommate then gave it back to the man.
The man allegedly pointed the weapon at the pair and unloaded and reloaded
the magazine of the silver 9mm Taurus handgun.
The man also allegedly fired a couple of shots into the air during the incident.
When he unloaded the gun, the woman apparently left the scene and hid.
The man is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, a good indication of
how seriously authorities are taking these accusations.
Anyone facing similar allegations should decline to speak to law enforcement
or prosecutors before sitting down with an experienced criminal defense
attorney to discuss the charges. An attorney can explain the legal options
available and take the steps necessary to begin putting together an effective defense.
"Law Student Arrested for Attempted Murder," Jan. 16, 2012