Synagogue bomb suspect charged in murder plot

June 29, 2012 5:29:36 AM PDT
New charges have been filed against a New Jersey man already charged in a series of firebombings at synagogues earlier this year.

Bergen County authorities say Aakash Dalal plotted to kill Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Martin Delaney when he got out of jail. He's been charged with murder conspiracy, terroristic threats and a weapons offense.

Dalal has been jailed since March. Bail was set at $3 million on the new charges In one of the firebombings, Molotov cocktails were thrown at the second-floor bedroom of a rabbi's residence in Rutherford where the rabbi, his wife, five children and his parents were sleeping at the time and escaped serious injury.

Prosecutors contend the actual attacks were carried by Dalal's friend, Anthony Graziano, who faces numerous charges including attempted murder.

WAKE UP WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS! Click here to download the WABC Eyewitness News Alarm Clock app from iTunes. or search WABC or 7online in the app store.

Get Eyewitness News Delivered

Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Text Alerts