Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announces the following information:
William H. JENKINS, Jr. (DOB: 01/22/1984) of 14 Van Saun Place, Fair Lawn, NJ, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4a(1), for the death of Roosevelt Rene (DOB: 9/03/1992). JENKINS is currently in custody in the Ontario County Jail in New York State. The investigation, which is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Fair Lawn Police Department, is ongoing.
This is a preliminary advisement to the media, and a formal press release will be issued tomorrow. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, we are not able to release any additional information at this time. Any charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty.