3 NJ brothers charged in death of sister's husband

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Posted: Dec 27, 2011 8:28 PM
3 NJ brothers charged in death of sister's husband

Three New Jersey brothers have been charged with the Christmas Day beating death of their sister's husband.

Hudson County prosecutor Edward DeFazio tells the Jersey Journal ( http://bit.ly/sRlQOd) newspaper the killing resulted from "an ongoing family dispute."

DeFazio says 44-year-old Jeorge Alvendia was stomped and hit with a shovel in the garage of his Jersey City home.

A criminal complaint says 44-year-old Elieser Paet beat Alvendia with a shovel while 37-year-old Francis Paet and 39-year-old Wilfred Paet kicked him.

Authorities say Alvendia's wife wasn't home during the attack but arrived soon after.

The brothers are from the Philippines. They were arrested and are being held on $500,000 cash bail. It's unclear if they have an attorney. No one answered the phone at an apartment believed to be theirs.

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Information from: The Jersey Journal, http://www.nj.com/jjournal