Paterson man allegedly murdered two-year-old child, authorities say | Paterson Times

Paterson man allegedly murdered two-year-old child, authorities say


A city man has been arrested for allegedly murdering a two-year-old child, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Ricardo Rivera, 30-year-old, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with murder and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police began investigating the death of the child on October 20. The two-year-old died at 6:44 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center on October 20.

The medical examiner determined the manner of death was a homicide. They determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma.

Rivera could face life in prison if convicted. He is being held at the Passaic County Jail pending a court hearing.

  • Resident41

    The beauty of the US prison system is that when you do heavy time, you’re forced to show your paperwork within 30 days so everyone knows what a huge POS you are and from then on you’re treated accordingly. You can lie your teeth out while in the county jail. But when you get to the big house there’s no saving you.

    • John

      Who told u that lie?

    • Bossladystarest

      He’s innocent that’s my child. Autopsy showed reoccurring abuse since the baby was an infant. Fractures that were healed and broken ribs never treated. That baby was abused from a very early age. My son just got the shitty end of the stick for now but God will prevail and everyone judging my child will eat their words including you and the journalist as well. https://media2.giphy.com/media/82okbuuqL4cAVdtQei/giphy.gif