🔶 NJ resident accused in Morris County killing

🔶 A person was found dead on railroad tracks in Dover

🔶 Man is accused of hitting victim in the head with a rock

A 34-year-old Dover man has been accused in the death of a homeless man who was found on local railroad tracks.

Wilfredo Cabrera-Masariegos was charged with second-degree manslaughter, third-degree possession of a weapon and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Also read: Morristown man gets 18 years for killing man with brick

Morris County court house
(Morris County Prosecutor's Office via Facebook)

Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Dover police officers responded to the tracks near West Clinton Street, where they found Rene Rivera Hernandez.

The 47-year-old man had suffered blunt force trauma to the head.

Prosecutors said it appeared that Cabrera-Masariegos struck the victim with a rock and then left.

He was taken to the Morris County jail, pending a detention hearing.

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