Windsor Castle Apartments NJ
A man was stabbed and killed Friday night at the Windsor Castle Apartments in East Windsor Jenna Pizzi/Trenton Times
EAST WINDSOR – In the township’s first homicide in three years, a man was stabbed during a fight with an acquaintance inside a township apartment and later died, police said today.
Police responded to the Windsor Castle Apartments on Devonshire Drive at about 11:40 p.m. on Friday and found Carlos Tinizhanay-Arias had been stabbed in the torso once with a kitchen knife, police said. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton where he was pronounced dead at around 12:45 a.m. yesterday.
Tinizhanay-Arias’s death marks East Windsor’s first homicide in three years. Township Police Chief James Monahan assured residents that the stabbing was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.
“There really is no other concern, ” Monahan said.
After some investigation yesterday morning, police arrested Christian Lemus-Estrada,
18, of East Windsor, and charged him with murder and weapons offenses. Police said the stabbing took place inside the apartment of a mutual friend of Lemus-Estrada and Tinizhanay-Arias.
Monahan said the stabbing appeared to have occurred during a fight between the two, who were acquaintances who both lived in the apartment complex.
Lemus-Estrada is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $500, 000 bail.
The homicide was Mercer County’s ninth of the year. All of the other killings took place in Trenton.
The last reported homicide in East Windsor was in 2010 when a township man who suffered from cerebral palsy was riding his bike and was struck and killed by a car.
Margaret Corrigan, the driver of the vehicle, pleaded guilty in court last year to assault and driving under the influence of prescription medication. She was sentenced to four years in state prison.