UPDATE: Bail set for suspect accused of strangling UC man

UNION CITY – According to the Hudson County Prosecutors Office, bail has been set at $500,000 for the man accused of strangling another man in Union City on Saturday morning.
Jorge Torres, 46, of Union City, also known as “Sandra,” made his first court appearance yesterday on charges that he allegedly killed Edwin Acosta, 34, also of Union City, by manual strangulation.
Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said that Torres reported finding the body in the apartment on the 3900 block of Palisade Avenue on Saturday morning.
When police and medical responders arrived, DeFazio said they found the Acosta unclothed on the bedroom floor and there were no signs of struggle.
“We don’t know the motive at this point,” said DeFazio. “It was not a robbery.”
According to DeFazio, Torres and Acosta had met up earlier in the evening at bar on New York Avenue in Union City where Torres worked prior to going to Torres’ apartment.
DeFazio added that the two did apparently know each other prior to socializing at the bar in the early hours of Saturday morning.
While DeFazio confirmed that the victim and suspect had a social relationship, he would not speak to whether or not that relationship was of a domestic or business nature.
He also could not comment on whether or not Torres might have a previous criminal record but did say, “he was a victim of a prior incident which apparently occurred in the same building.”

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