RED BANK: MAN GETS 14 YEARS FOR MURDER

9-bank-door2Broken glass littered the porch of the Bank Street house where Larry Yarbrough Jr., below, was murdered in 2011. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

larry-yarbroughA Red Bank man was sentenced to 14 years in state prison for  stabbing death of another borough resident three years ago.

Four months after he pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault, Jose Olivares-Palma, 26, was sentenced Wednesday for killing Larry Yarborough, 39, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a prepared statement released Thursday morning.

Olivares-Palma’s co-defendant, Gennaro Guerrero-Montes, 22, was sentenced to six years in for his “lesser role” in Yarbrough’s death after a guilty plea to aggravated assault, Gramiccioni said.

From the announcement:

On August 7, 2011 Red Bank police were called to the scene of the crime on Bank Street. The responding officers found two victims with stab wounds. The first victim, Larry Yarborough, had multiple stab wounds and did not survive. The second victim, Manuel Rosas-Ocelotl, had one stab wound, was hospitalized and did survive.

A subsequent investigation revealed that the victims and their friends were involved in a dispute with the defendants and their friends and a fight broke out. During the fight, the defendants retrieved knives and stabbed the victims before fleeing the scene.

The second victim, Manuel Rosas-Oceloti, 18, of 46 Bank, was hospitalized in critical condition.

Guerrero-Montes resided at the scene of the murder, at 9 Bank Street. He and Olivares-Palma —were arrested two days later in Lakewood.

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