3 charged in July brick-throwing death in Bridgeport

Anthony Martinez,                      Mari Vargas,             Christopher Fonseca
Anthony Martinez, Mari Vargas, Christopher Fonseca

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP/WTNH) — Police in Bridgeport have arrested three city residents in connection with the death of a 41-year-old man who was struck by a thrown brick.

33-year-old Anthony Martinez and 41-year-old Mari Vargas were both charged with first-degree murder in the July 16 death of Edy Morales.

Investigators say Martinez and Vargas were among a group of people on Jane Street that threw objects at a Jeep Cherokee.

The third suspect, Christopher Fonseca, also faces a manslaughter charge.

A brick smashed through the front passenger side window of the Jeep and struck Morales in the head. After having trouble breathing, Morales was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead.

A fourth suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Dejesus remains at large and is being actively sought by Bridgeport Police.

Jonathan Dejesus (photo: Bridgeport Police)
Jonathan Dejesus (photo: Bridgeport Police)

Police said the suspects were identified on surveillance video and when questioned told detectives that the occupants of the vehicle had been disrespectful to them.


Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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