ASBURY PARK – An Asbury Park Man has been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder after hospitalizing a man by striking him in the head with a brick earlier this week.
On September 21, an Asbury Park police officer was patrolling when he saw a man lying flat on the steps of the Jersey Shore Adult Day Care building.
The officer discovered that the 68-year-old Ocean County resident was bleeding heavily from the head and unable to speak. He was quickly brought to the hospital and received emergency treatment for severe head injuries.
Investigation revealed that Eduardo Martinez, 51, of Asbury Park, had hit the man with a brick. Police took Martinez taken into custody without incident. He was charged with first-degree Attempted Murder and third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He is pending a first appearance and detention hearing to take place in Monmouth County Superior Court.
Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact Detective Christopher Guy of the Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 or Asbury Park Police Department Detective Lemar Whittaker at 732-774-1300.
Despite the charges referenced above, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.