Monday, December 31, 2012

Paterson, NJ: Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend day after leaving halfway house is arrested in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD — A Paterson man who allegedly killed his former girlfriend a day after being freed from a halfway house was arrested this morning, according to a report on

Raheem Jones was taken into custody at a home in Plainfield around 6 a.m. today by officers from the Paterson police department, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and United States Marshals Service, the report said.

Jones, 38, allegedly fatally stabbed Latasha Smith in Paterson on Dec. 12, one day after being released from Logan Hall in Newark.

Jones had previously served a six-year prison term for killing a Paterson man while manipulating a shotgun, authorities have said. His criminal history also includes convictions for drug possession, assault, and receiving stolen property.

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