19-Year-Old Arrested In Firebombings Of 2 NJ Shuls, Faces 9 Counts Of Attempted Murder


anthony-grazianoA New Jersey prosecutor says a 19-year-old unemployed man charged in the firebombings of two shuls is an anti-Semite who intended to cause harm.

Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday that investigators believe Anthony Graziano of Lodi knew there were people inside when he threw Molotov cocktails into a Rutherford shul building that also houses the rabbi’s family.

Molinelli says Graziano rode a bike to the shul, and one of the first firebombs he threw into the building landed in the rov‘s second-floor bedroom while the family was asleep.

Graziano faces nine counts of attempted murder. Molinelli says the charges carry a minimum 30-year sentence because of the number of people in the building. No one was seriously injured.

Graziano is also charged in an earlier firebombing in Paramus.

{The Washington Post/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Assuming that this guy is guilty, he is a serious threat to society and should be put away for a good long time. In any case, we can hope that the trial is fair and that there is no reason to question the verdict.