Michael Gaffney Maywood, NJ man charged in reckless manslaughter of Francis Victoria Garcia, Bloomingdale, NJ woman during rough sex while on prescriptive medication.
A 21-year old New Jersey man has been charged in the ‘suspicious’ death of a 19-year-old woman he allegedly had rough sex with after a Halloween party.
Michael T. Gaffney of Maywood was charged with reckless manslaughter of Francis Victoria Garcia the Daily Voice reports.
Garcia of Bloomingdale was found dead early Saturday, November 2 in the backseat of her car on the roof of a parking garage alongside an 18-story high-rise.
Officials said she had left a Halloween party with Gaffney. An autopsy revealed compression injuries to the victim’s neck as the cause of death, the likely result of ‘rough sex’ the New York Post reports.
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella described teen’s death as ‘suspicious.’
It wasn’t clear whether the pair knew each other or if they’d just met at the party.
Notice of the ‘suspicious’ death came after police were notified of a body found in a vehicle at a parking garage at 140 Prospect Avenue, a luxury high-rise apartment complex.
A neighbor who lived in the building told of Garcia having attended a ‘loud’ Halloween party on the 14th floor, Friday night. At some point a doorman was summonsed to the residence.
Gaffney told the police that he and Garcia were having sex in the car when she lost consciousness. The 5’8ft and 180 pound man added that the couple had consumed a prescription medication, according to the Hackensack Daily Voice report.
Garcia was pronounced dead at the Hackensack University Medical Center.
Gaffney remains held without bail at the Bergen County Jail and is pending an appearance at the Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
A conviction at trial for second-degree manslaughter in New Jersey can result in a state prison sentence of five to 10 years and a fine of up to $150,000. The convict must serve 85% of the sentence under New Jersey’s No Early Release Act.