A second arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a 57-year-old grandmother during a robbery at her West Orange home earlier this month, according to authorities.
Rakeem Scott, 18, of Newark, was arrested early Thursday morning in Boonton by FBI Fugitive Task Force and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James P. Abbott announced.
Scott was charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, weapons offenses and endangering the welfare of a child in the stabbing death of Sandy Yuen, said Assistant Prosecutor Ralph E. Amirata, director of the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit.
According to authorities, Yuen was caring for her 20-month-old granddaughter at the time of the incident.
Scott was being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility on $750,000 bail.
The first person charged in the stabbing death, Carline Inginac, 21, of West Orange, was arrested last week. She was arraigned Wednesday on murder, weapons charges and endangering the welfare of a child and is currently being held in the Essex County Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail.
No further information was made available on Inginac.
The investigation still remains active and ongoing, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly said in a release. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office tips line at 1-877-847-7432.