The Union County Prosecutor's office has upped the charges on all three teens previously charged in the death of Abelino Mazariego from manslaughter to murder.
Kharyi Williams-Clark, the 18-year-old was released on bail Monday. Nineteen-year-old Nigel Dumas, of Morristown, is being held in the Union County jail on $250,000 bail. An unidentified 17-year-old Summit teen is still being held in the county juvenile detention center.
The county medical examiner ruled that Mazariego died as a result of brain injuries sustained in the July 17 attack in the Promenade on Springfield Avenue. One teenager allegedly held a shirt over Mazariego's head while another punched him in the face. Another teen, not one of the three currently charged, videotaped the brutal attack.
Williams-Clark waived his right to appear at his arraignment Friday. As of Tuesday morning, no arraignment date has been set for Dumas.
As a stipulation of his bail, Williams-Clark is prohibited from having any contact with the Mazariego family. He was being held in Union County on $100,000 bail.
Police Chief Robert Lucid said the current whereabouts of Williams-Clark are unknown.
"We are consistently doing more patrols in the downtown in light of what's recently happened and we will continue to do that," he said.
Mayor Jordan Glatt also reiterated that the community should feel safe.
"The police are making every effort and extending the resources to make sure the community is safe," he said.
The victim's son, Abelino Mazareigo, had no comment about Williams-Clark's release Tuesday.
Mazariego had two daughters and two sons, one of whom was arrested by Summit police in June for allegedly attempting to lure a group of Summit teens into his car and providing obscene materials to them.
A nurse at Overlook Hospital was also charged Monday with third degree theft for allegedly stealing $640 from the victim when he was brought to the emergency room on July 17.
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