East Windsor Township, N.J. (PBN) Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri and East Windsor Police Chief Jason A. Hart announced Friday that a man has been charged in connection with his father’s death. Yu Chavarria, 23, is charged with one count of second-degree manslaughter. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Chavarria pending trial. East Windsor police responded to a residence on Twin Rivers Drive North at approximately 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, on a report of an unconscious male. Upon arrival, officers found a tenant of the property, identified as 58-year-old Edgar Chavarria, on the kitchen floor bleeding from the head and face. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation revealed that the father and son got into a verbal argument Thursday morning that turned into a physical altercation, with Yu Chavarria striking his father in the face multiple times with his fist and then once with his head. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the East Windsor Township Police Department, specifically MCHTF Detective Tim Bruey and East Windsor Detective Joe Zucchero.

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