Lakewood Man Sentenced for to 25 Years in Prison for Fatal Stabbing

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LAKEWOOD, NJ – Jorge Santiago-Garcia, 33, of Lakewood, was sentenced to twenty-five years New Jersey State Prison for a 2020 stabbing murder he committed in the township of Lakewood.

According to Police, on August 31, 2020, officers from the Lakewood Township Police Department were summoned to a business on 2nd Ave in Lakewood in response to multiple 911 calls indicating that an individual had been stabbed at that location. 

“Responding Officers found Rodrigo Jimenez-Paz, 29, of Lakewood, with a stab wound to his chest.  Medical units transported Mr. Jimenez-Paz to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful, and he was subsequently pronounced deceased,” police reported shortly after the murder.