2 NJ men plead guilty in deadly road rage case - Fox 2 News Headlines

2 NJ men plead guilty in deadly road rage case

Posted: Updated:

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Two central New Jersey men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a fatal road rage incident in Trenton.

Michael Rafferty of Hamilton pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated manslaughter in the death of 51-year-old Edwin Cruz-Rivera, while Thomas Haas of Chesterfield pleaded guilty to endangering an injured victim.

Mercer County prosecutors say Rafferty and Haas, who worked together, were headed home in separate vehicles when Rivera allegedly cut one of them off in April 2010. An argument involving all three men ensued, and it ended when Rafferty hit Cruz-Rivera in the head with a lead pipe.

Rafferty and Haas fled the scene, leaving Cruz-Rivera unconscious in the street.

Prosecutors say Haas will likely receive probation, while Rafferty faces a 10-year prison term when both men are sentenced later this year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
  • Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
  • Newark police officer shot

    Newark police officer shot

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:04:39 GMT
    A Newark police officer was shot in the leg while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The officer, a 19-year veteran of the force assigned to the 5th Precinct, suffered a gunshot wound in his lower leg, according to the head of the police union.
    A Newark police officer was shot in the leg while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The officer, a 19-year veteran of the force assigned to the 5th Precinct, suffered a gunshot wound in his lower leg, according to the head of the police union.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices