Nov 2, 2010,, Teens bragged after fatally beating Old Bridge man, authorities say

Teens bragged about fatally beating Old Bridge man, authorities say

Published: Tuesday, November 02, 2010, 8:10 AM     Updated: Tuesday, November 02, 2010, 2:40 PM
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old-bridge-teens-tried-adults-sinha.jpgPhoto Courtesy https://justicefordivyendufamily.wordpress.comDivyendu Sinha, 49, of Old Bridge, died after being attacked outside his home and five teens have been charged in his killing.


OLD BRIDGE — Minutes after allegedly attacking an Old Bridge computer scientist out for a late-night walk with his family, two of the five teenagers charged in his fatal beating were bragging to each other about what they had done and how much they enjoyed it, authorities said.

“My hand’s definitely broken no lie. I never hit an N-word so hard,” Christopher Conway texted Julian Daley, according to a transcript of the text conversation as read by Assistant Middlesex County Prosecutor Christopher Kuberiet. In the transcript, Kuberiet uses the phrase “n-word” rather than the actual racial epithet.

“I will but yo, tomorrow night, you down again?” Daley texted back.

ob-tenns.jpgFile photosTop row from left, Cash Johnson, 17, and Christian Tinli, 18, and bottom row from left, Julian Daley, 16, and Chris Conway, 17 are four out of the five defendants in the Old Bridge slaying case.

Then, about a half hour later, Conway texts Daley: “LMAO (laughing my ass off) highlight of my life.”

A full transcript of the conversation between Conway, 17, and Daley, 16, was read aloud at a Sept. 17 hearing in Family Court in New Brunswick during which the two teens, along with Christian Tinli, 18, Cash Johnson, 17, and Steven Contreras, 17, were ordered to face murder charges in adult court in the death of 49-year-old Divyendu Sinha.

Superior Court Judge Jane Cantor released an audiotape of the hearing to The Star Ledger and the Home News Tribune on Friday. It was made available to the newspapers yesterday.

“Five young men … went on a wilding spree for no apparent purpose,” Kuberiet told the judge during the hearing, describing the events that occurred the night of June 25.

He said the five boys, all of whom attended Old Bridge High School, got into a car and eventually ended up on Fela Drive, where they spotted Sinha, his wife, and two sons walking in front of their home at about 11:30 p.m.

“Four of them got out of the car. One of them tapped Mr. Sinha on the shoulder and said, “I gotta talk to you,” Kuberiet said.

Then they attacked the man, beating him so severely he died four days later at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Sinha’s sons suffered minor injuries in the attack, but his wife, Alka, was uninjured.

Kuberiet said the teenagers had “their beer muscles on,” and had assaulted another motorist prior to the attack on Sinha.

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO: Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Kuberiet describes the attack on Sinha

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO: Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Kuberiet describes text messages sent after the attack

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO: Cash Johnson apologizes in court to the family of Sinha

He called Tinli, who was 17 at the time of the incident, “one of the prime movers and shakers,” of the attacks and told the judge it was Tinli who delivered the fatal punch to the right side of Sinha’s head.

Kuberiet said it was Conway who “pointed out” the Sinha family as the teens drove along Fela Drive, telling his friends, “hey, there’s three dudes and a (woman).”

After the teens had returned home, Conway and Daley began their text conversation, Kuberiet said.

After Daley asks if he’s “down again” for the next night, Conway, according to the Family Court transcript the prosecutor read, responds: “Yes, any N-word I see is going to get it with my left hand though cause I think I broke my knuckle on my right hand s-swollen. … I’m just saying son I can’t believe that shit was so great.”

During the September hearing, Johnson was the only one to speak on his behalf, asking Sinha’s family for forgiveness.

“I wanted to say I really apologize to the victim’s family and to the victim and I hope one day they can forgive me and see that I’m not the monster like everybody in the media says we are,” he told the family, who attended the proceedings. “And that they can find it in the bottom of their heart to forgive us.”

His attorney, William Fetky of New Brunswick, said there is no evidence Johnson took part in the attack on Sinha and that his role in the assault on Sinha’s son “is in dispute.”

“In the pecking order of these five with five being the least, Mr. Johnson was number four,” Fetky told the judge.

Mitchell Ansell, the attorney for Daley, said yesterday, “Our position is Julian Daley is not responsible for Mr. Sinha’s death,” adding he does not believe any of the text exchange between Daley and Conway implicates his client.

“Those texts cannot be viewed as any admissions by Julian Daley,” he said. “Julian Daley is not responsible for this man’s death.”

Amilcar Perez, who represents Tinli, said at the Family Court hearing that his client was a good student, a football player, a track star, and played the piano at his church.

Charles Uliano, who represents Conway, told the judge in September that Conway’s father “has coached in Old Bridge for years,” and had never been in trouble before.

Attorneys for three of the four teenagers could not be reached for comment yesterday.

The four are free on bail.

The hearing for Steven Contreras was not included in the audio recording.

Previous coverage:

Old Bridge teens charged in slaying joked in texts sent after assault, prosecutor says

Teens charged in beating death of Old Bridge man discussed incident in texts

Bail is raised for teen charged in Old Bridge fatal beating after going on school property

contreras.jpgTim Farrell/The Star-LedgerSteven Contreras appears at a court hearing in September.

Five Old Bridge High School teens accused in beating death to be tried as adults

Five Old Bridge teens plead not guilty in beating death of township man

First suspect in case of fatal beating of Old Bridge man pleads not guilty

Five Old Bridge High School teens accused in beating death to be tried as adults

Memorial is held for Old Bridge man who was fatally beaten

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About Justice For Divyendu Family

This website is created to raise awareness of brutal murder of Dr. Divyendu Sinha by five teenagers in front of his family members on June 25th. It has set of actions anyone concerned to take firm action against perpertrators and help the family.
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5 Responses to Nov 2, 2010,, Teens bragged after fatally beating Old Bridge man, authorities say

  1. I especially hated that fat black nigger baboon mama hugging her murdering monkey son

  2. Joc says:

    Whats with all the excuses these five punks (boys) are murderers i dont care what race or nationalities they are, they are five worthless pieces of crap and theres no room for them in society. Lots of people do drugs and drink, but they dont kill. I dont care that they were on the football team or played the piano in church, they are killers.They took the life of a productive member of humanity in front of his family no less,for no apparent reason and enjoyed it and bragged about it,what else do you need,another dead body just to confirm.Im shocked to hear that out of the five,four are free on bail. These killers pleaded not guilty!? They were seen by the wife and his two young sons, what the hell? They should go to jail for the rest of their miserable crappy lives. Yes they are only 16 and 17 years old and they did have their whole lives ahead of them but they made their choice that night when they chose to get out of that car so why should we care what they could have become,they didnt. Each of their lawyers are going to argue what good boys they were,yes, were, past tense. Now they they are criminals and you dont take a life and think that asking for forgiveness can undo what has been done. A man is dead, two young boys are scarred for life and a woman is now a single mom and a widow. Why? Cause these 5 punks wanted to have a little fun. WOW! Some fun huh? What about these five punks families? Do they cry every night because they dont want their lil boys to go to jail? BOO-HOO! They should have been more aware of what their kids were up to, they too play a role in the death of this man, I wish them many sleepless nights and when these five finally get locked up they should be placed in far away prisons, so far that when their family want to visit they’ll have to get out their passports. Thats right take a few flights, drain your bank accounts, loose your homes. Disipline begins at home,respect for others is something you learn at home even before you get to school. What century are we in that hate and prejudice still exists in the minds of so many? You know this world has come along way to save all people that have been stepped on by others that think they are better, its disgusting to know how many stupid and ignorant people are still out there. Hey all you dumb asses out there, this land was made for you and me! I would love to finally learn the fate of these five kids. Just because you just drove the car and didn’t get out of your car dosen’t make you any less responsible. All five are killers they condoned each others actions and should be held equally responsible who cares which one did the most damage or who ultimately killed him they all should go down in flames.Five brains and not a single thought between them. How hard is it to say to the others, “HEY MAN THIS JUST AIN’T RIGHT, LETS GO FOR A BURGER INSTEAD.” How stupid, these punks didn’t stop for a second to think about what this could do to them and to their families. They were all too macho to stop the other, after all who wants to called a whimp? Now they can use all use that macho power (you know the one that got them in there in the first place) to fight off the men that are going to turn them into their bitches, its poetic. I hope they live the rest of their lives struggling for every scrap. If I believed in the death penalty I’d say give it to all five, but i dont its just too easy. Remembering what they did to get themselves in there is such a better punishment,when their families come to visit and leave without them ahh! NICE! If you read this and dont like it well thats too bad! It could have been you that night anyone would have done nicely they didnt seem to have a preference. Life is too short as it is, and precious. Who the hell did these five punks think they were when they took that man’s life? They didn’t care about his so now many don’t give a rats ass about any of theirs. In the end this is a tragic senseless crime that didn’t have to happen,so many lives ruined, a community scarred.These punks need to pay severely or others may think they can do it and get away with it, every life matters whether you’re a surgeon, cashier or you live on welfare we are all important we are all loved by someone, somebody will miss us. To Christian Tinli ,Cash Johnson, Julien Daley, Chris Conway and Steven Contreras I say may you rot in jail. I wish you years of suffering like you never knew existed. I could call you vicious animals but that would be an insult to animals, you are five evil punks. You’re not men because a real man is caring, hard working, believes in life, has values, morals and makes sacrifices for the good of his family. On that horrible night none of this came into play. You five are disgusting and your families should be ashamed of you. To the family of MR.DIVYENDU SINHA my condolences this should have never happened i will pray every night for justice I won’t stop praying till these five evil punks are behind bars where they belong. Rest in peace MR.SINHA.

  3. Hugh says:

    Monsters do exist And yes they are rotten human who deserve the worst punishment possible. I don’t care if they play piano, go to church and play football. They are evil
    and not god and are not good for the society. Worthless piece of nothing…

    • moe says:

      I dont think that man was killed because he was indian nor do i think those boys are monsters . Drugs had to be part of the problem they were out partying and in split second the boys did kill a man . But does that mean we as grown ups need to down play what happen or act like we are better then others i think not these kids have parents who love them , so tell me why your kids wont clean thiers rooms . i read all comments and i am sure parents read them too so how would u feel to know that could had been your child then what would u say what u all saying about 5 kids kids.

      • moe says:

        Time to smell the coffee and look at what we can all do to make sure this doesn’t happen again. It starts home mom and dad spend more time with kids instead of making up excuses for them. Grow balls people say what u mean and make a statement no more bullshit kids lets get real.

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