Paterson man dies from vicious beating; suspect charged with first-degree murder | Paterson Times

Paterson man dies from vicious beating; suspect charged with first-degree murder


A city man has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly beating a man to death during a fight outside a bar on 21st Avenue, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jonas Rogers (pictured) has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree endangering an injured victim, and fourth-degree causing a riot, authorities said on Friday afternoon.

Rogers is accused of beating 35-year-old Arnoldo “Ludwig” Alvarez of Paterson unconscious outside of the El Tio Gozon bar at 243 21st Avenue at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Alvarez was found lying lifeless on the street by a Passaic County Sheriff’s officer. The officer saw a large crowd of people outside of the bar while on patrol of the area, stopped to see what was the matter, and discovered Alvarez on the ground.

Alvarez was rushed to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. He remained in critical condition. On Wednesday, at around 3:15 p.m., Alvarez died from his injuries, authorities said.

Detectives conducted an investigation that revealed there was a fight outside of the bar involving a large group of people. During that fight, Rogers allegedly beat Alvarez unconscious.

Prosecutors have filed a motion for pretrial detention of Rogers. A judge will hear the case sometime next week, authorities said.

  • John

    After the sentence deport him to Domincan Republic. When will this country start the merit based immigration

    • Hugo

      How do we know he is here illegally and Dominican?

      • John

        Appears to be. Just go to Paterson and see.for.yourself what is the new makeup of this disastrous city that has been taken over. Total SHAME. And even if hes not Domincan, he should have the book thrown at.him the good old American way. Use common sense.

  • Unc

    Was it worth it? Did he dis you brah lol Retards https://media1.giphy.com/media/13AlEjfx6ej7aM/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • Anna

    People will have their own opinion but if you wasnt there dont judge anyone the only judge is god i know tbis young man personally he is not a bad person at all why doesnt anyone think what brought him to this point the truth will be revealed trust me when i tell you Jonas keep your head up i will keep praying for you

    • John

      Yea hes a really nice American citizen. This is the type of people we need in America. You fool