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‘God instructed me to do it’: Police element unprompted assertion from NJ homicide suspect

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — The alleged attacker dealing with homicide costs within the dying of 81-year-old man spontaneously instructed authorities that “God instructed me to do it,” in response to data from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace.

The Elmwood Park Police Division was initially known as to a residence on Beechwood Avenue after being alerted {that a} man was barricaded inside with a handgun. The caller additionally indicated that an 81-year-old man was unconscious inside that residence, in response to police data.

At about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jason Vicari, 21, exited the family and was positioned in custody with out incident. When a SWAT staff member requested him if anybody else was inside the house, he replied “not anybody alive,” in response to data.

Later, a Bergen County Regional SWAT Crew member stated he heard Jason Vicari say “God instructed me to do it,” from the again of the ambulance he was sitting in.

Authorities discovered 81-year-old Ronald Vicari useless contained in the Elmwood Park residence with the top of an ax positioned close by, in response to data.

Whereas in custody, Jason Vicari stated that he believed the sufferer, his grandfather, was a monster and that “God instructed him he must change his faith.”

Neighbors within the usually quiet suburban New Jersey city have been left shocked and shaken following the incident Tuesday.

“That is completely — I’ve lived right here my complete life, greater than 60 years, and by no means, ever has one thing like this occurred,” resident Darlene Westervelt stated. “God relaxation the person’s soul, you understand? I really feel very dangerous for his household, and all the things occurring.”

Jason Vicari is dealing with costs, together with first-degree homicide.

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