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Janoris Jenkins' Brother Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter

A New York Giants helmet sitting on the field.

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 03: The helmet of running back Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants sits on the grass before the start of the Giants and Washington Redskins game at FedExField on December 3, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, it was reported that a dead body had been found in the Fair Lawn, New Jersey home of New York Giants defensive back Janoris Jenkins. The victim has since been identified as Roosevelt Rene, a 25-year-old musician who had been living in the home.

In the days that followed, Jenkins' brother William was named as a person of interest. Hours later he was being charged with aggravated manslaughter.

According to a report from ESPN, William Jenkins and Roosevelt Rene were involved in an altercation on Monday night that led to Rene's death. In the police complaint, Jenkins allegedly "showed extreme indifference to human life" in causing the death of Roosevelt Rene.

From the report:

In releasing the police complaint and the warrant against 34-year-old William H. Jenkins, of Fair Lawn, on Thursday, the Bergen County prosecutor's office says Jenkins showed extreme indifference to human life in recklessly causing the death of Roosevelt Rene.

The complaint says William Jenkins got into an altercation with Rene on Monday night that resulted in Rene's death. Jenkins then fled and was arrested later Monday by the New York State Police on an unrelated matter and held in the Ontario County Jail.

Jenkins has been charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter and remains in custody in New York.

According to the report from ESPN, Jenkins was arrested on drug charges in 2006 and again in 2011. He was paroled from prison in July 2016.

Janoris Jenkins was not at his New Jersey home during the incident. He has reportedly been in Florida since the completion of Giants minicamp two weeks ago.

[ESPN]