NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A North Arlington, New Jersey man was charged Friday with the murder of his wife in their apartment.
Eric Pleger, 45, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose following an investigation, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office.READ MORE: Glass Bottle Attack In Chelsea Station Just The Latest Incident As Subway Crime Increases
Around 12:15 p.m. Friday, police were called to the Riverview Gardens Apartment Complex to check on the welfare of a woman living in an apartment there. They found Luisa Pleger, 47 – the suspect’s wife – dead at the scene, prosecutors said.READ MORE: Civilian Complaint Review Board: Dozens Of NYPD Officers Should Be Disciplined For Misconduct During Black Lives Matter Protests Last Year
Prosecutors did not specify how Pleger was killed, reporting that the final cause of death was to be determined by the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s office.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit was sent to the scene, and Pleger was arrested and charged, prosecutors said.MORE NEWS: Report: Feds May Allow Americans To Get Different COVID Booster Than Vaccine They First Received
His bail was set at $2 million by Bergen County Judge Susan J. Steele, prosecutors said.