MAYS LANDING, NJ – Raul Virella, 30, of Bordentown, NJ, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 for committing second-degree aggravated assault. The sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act, meaning that he must serve 85% of that sentence before he is eligible for parole.
On February 8, 2022, Officer D. Fabrizio of the Galloway Township Police Department responded to an altercation in the area of Federal Court in Galloway. Investigating officers made contact with a victim suffering from severe stab wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital where he underwent lifesaving emergency surgery. Raul Virella was placed under arrest nearby. During a statement to law enforcement, Virella admitted to stabbing the victim.
Assistant Prosecutor David Little represented the State in this matter.