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Grandson accused of killing granddad in NJ

4-23-14

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a grandson of stabbing his grandfather to death in Jersey City.

Police on Tuesday responded to the second floor Sherman Avenue apartment that 27-year-old John Ugarriza shared with his 73-year-old granddad, Jesus Ruiz.

Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he was stabbed multiple times with a knife.

Ugarriza is held on $250,000 bail, charged with murder and weapons charges.

It’s not known if he has a lawyer.