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Youth Charged in Stabbing of Barringer High Student

Victim died one week after being injured

A boy has been charged with murder after a 17-year-old Barringer High School student stabbed last week died from his wounds, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday.

Stanley Francois was stabbed during what authorities described as an altercation around 3 pm Oct. 3 near Park Avenue and North Fourth Street. He was taken to University Hospital and initially listed in stable condition, but succumbed to his wounds Thursday, the prosecutor’s office said. The death was classified a homicide following an autopsy.

The suspect, a male juvenile, is being held at the Essex County Youth House. His precise age was not immediately available, a prosecutor’s office spokesperson said Friday.

yvonne malone October 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM
It is so sad to see that there is no structure ,for our boys. We need more fathers to step up and start to help these single mothers. There needs to be more mentoring programs for our sons.
Paul Milo October 13, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Without addressing the issue of the suspect's guilt or innocence, it's certainly true there are a lot of young people in Newark -- and in the suburbs -- who have been failed by the adults in their lives, Yvonne.
A October 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I agree Paul, they are so many falling through the cracks. No structure, no consistency. They need more.

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