According to RLS Media, there was a stabbing at Riviera Hotel located at 169 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07108.
Police arrived around 9:52 am at Riviera Hotel following a call about an injured person. The victim suffered from severe injuries and was rushed to University Hospital, where she later passed away.
Authorities announced the suspect, Nasier McCray, 23-years-old, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and murder, according to The Patch. McCray is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent, an experienced violent crime attorney, works with victims of stabbings in civil lawsuits. We asked Brian to share insight on the legal right of victims of stabbings family's legal rights.
"Hotels have a legal obligation to provide safety to those on and around their property. To ensure safety from preventable dangers, hotel owners should implement security measures such as cameras, guards, and strong lighting. Unfortunately, often hotels fail to provide adequate security. In such cases, victims and their families could have grounds for a civil lawsuit for negligence."
"Families of victims of stabbings should question if the hotel did everything possible to prevent violent crimes from occurring. A victim's attorney would have to prove there were inadequate security measures in place and that the crime could have been prevented and was reasonably foreseeable. A reasonably foreseeable crime could be if the crime rates were rising in the area, but no security adjustments were made. In cases of negligence, victim's families may have grounds for a civil lawsuit and receive compensation for damages."