Bryan Cordero-Castro, the 20 year old Long Branch resident charged in the stabbing death of a 16 year old Long Branch girl, is a native of Guatemala who is in the United States illegally. MMM has previously reported that Cordero-Castro is a U.S. citizen.
Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor called to correct the inaccurate information on Cordero-Castro’s immigration status and apologized for the error.
Webster said that the immigration status of the 16 year old victim is unknown.
Long Branch police responded to an 10:42 p.m. call reporting the stabbing at 284 Van Pelt Place, Long Branch. The juvenile victim was taken to Monmouth Medical Center where she died at 11:25 p.m.
Cordero-Castro, of 4th Avenue in Long Branch, was charged with first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and third degree Attempted Escape.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Wayne Raynor, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Long Branch Police Detective Joseph Spitale at 732-222-1000.