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New Jersey law student arrested for attempted murder

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.

Source: "Law Student Arrested for Attempted Murder," Jan. 16, 2012