Trenton Man Arrested for February 23, Homicide

March 11, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Trenton man has been arrested and charged for a February 2022 fatal stabbing that occurred on Whittaker Avenue in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

Luis Bonilla, 20, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.  He was taken into custody in Trenton on March 8.  The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Bonilla pending trial.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department.  Shortly after 5 p.m. on February 23, 2022, Trenton police responded to the 500 block of Whittaker Avenue for a report of a male stabbed.  The victim, later identified as Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, was located at the scene with multiple stab wounds to the torso.  He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.





Names of the 2022 homicide victims in the City of Trenton:

  1. 2/15/2022 Antwone Barnes, 37, of Trenton, Stabbing
  2. 2/23/2022 Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, Stabbing
  3. 3/01/2022 Shimon Nesmith Jr., 19, of Trenton, Shooting