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PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVE FOR YEAR 2015
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DATE:  12/18/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Ali Bass

Dec. 18, 2015

Newark Man Sentenced to 20 years for Aggravated Assault and Eluding

Defendant fled from police on Irvine Turner Boulevard

 Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Ali Bass, 33, of Newark was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge of the Superior Court.

On Nov. 5, an EssexCounty jury convicted . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/16/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Eddie Roberson

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Eddie Roberson, 31, of Newark of the February 2013 murder of Talif Crowley, 38, of Bloomfield following a two-week trial before the Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Adam B. Wells, Roberson and Crowley were long time friends. The two had bet . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/14/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Ernest Williams

Dec. 14, 2015

Montclair Man Sentenced to 50 years for Killing Villanova Student

 Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Honorable Carolyn Wright, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Ernest Williams, 24, of Montclair, to 50 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing Villanova student Brian Schiavetti, 21, of Ridgefield, Connecticut.

On Nov. 2 Williams was found guilty of aggravated . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/18/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Ali Muhammad Brown

Nov. 17, 2015

Ali Muhammad Brown Convicted of West Orange Robbery

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an EssexCounty jury has convicted Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, of Seattle, Washington of all counts in connection with an armed robbery of a man in West Orange.

Following a two-week trial before the Honorable Michael A. Petrolle, Judge of the Superior Court, the jury found Brown . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/9/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Kasia Rivera

Nov. 9, 2015

Woman Sentenced to Five Years for Killing Man with Penis Injection

 Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Kasia Rivera, 38, of East Orange was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison by the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court, for causing the death of Justin Street, 22, also of East Orange, during . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/6/2015
DEFENDANT(s):

Nov. 5, 2015

Essex County Jury Convicts Man of Eluding

Man is charged in three other homicides

NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Ali Bass, 33, of Newark of resisting arrest, eluding, aggravated assault by eluding and unlawful possession of a weapon – a motor vehicle — following a two-week trial before the Honorable Alfonse . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/5/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Sean Courter; Orlando Trinidad

Nov. 5, 2015

Essex County Jury Convicts Two Bloomfield Police Officers on All Counts

 NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted two Bloomfield police officers of official misconduct and related charges in connection with a June 7, 2012 motor vehicle stop on the Garden State Parkway in which the officers falsely accused a motorist of . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/20/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Larry C. James

Oct. 21, 2015

Newark Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Resisting Arrest

Defendant was sentenced under persistent offender law

NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge of the Superior, has sentenced Larry C. James, 41, of Newark to seven years in New Jersey state prison for resisting arrest. James must serve 3 ½ years before he . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/5/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Jose Cruz

Oct. 5, 2015

 

Man Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Hit and Run

 

NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Jose Cruz, 59, of Newark was sentenced to a year in jail by the Honorable Bahir Kamil, Judge of the Superior Court, for a hit-and-run accident that resulted in a 56-year-old Bloomfield man having both his legs amputated.

The victim Robert . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/2/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
anna stubblefield

Oct. 2, 2015

Rutgers Professor Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Man

 NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Anna Stubblefield, the former head of the Philosophy Department at Rutgers-Newark, of two counts of first degree sexual assault for raping a disabled man.

The jury found Stubblefield, 45, of West Orange guilty of sexually assaulting the . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  8/10/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Sykita Covington

Aug. 10, 2015

Babysitter Who Left 4 Children Unattended is Sentenced to 3 Years

 

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Sykita Covington, 40, of Newark was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Carolyn E. Wright, Judge of the Superior Court, for leaving four children home alone, resulting in the death of four-year-old, Naira Bennett

 

Covington . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  8/6/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
William Siudmak

Aug. 6, 2015

Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting a Child Sentenced to 17 Years

 NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that William Siudmak, 56, of Roseland was sentenced to 17 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge of the Superior Court, for aggravated sexual assault and other crimes against a young girl.

According to Assistant Prosecutor . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/11/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Kourtney Chavis, Quyri Patrick

June 11, 2015

Two Plead Guilty to Killing during Gang Discipline

 Newark Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that two members of the Bloods street gang entered guilty pleas to causing the death of Kelry Pierrejules, 23, of Orange during a gang disciplining on Aug. 30, 2011.

Pierrejules was assaulted on the 100 block of Cleveland Street in Orange. During the assault he . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/10/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Al-Muqqadin Means

June 10, 2015

Man Who Killed Prom Queen Enters Guilty Plea

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Al-Muqqadin Means, 20, of East Orange pleaded guilty yesterday to murdering 17-year-old Aquilla Flood at her East Orange apartment a week before she was to be crowned prom queen.

Yesterday, Means entered a guilty plea to aggravated manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon

in . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/11/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Marquise Hawkins

May 8, 2015

Man Sentenced to 55 Years for Murder and Robbery

 NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Marquise Hawkins, 20, of Newark has been sentenced to 55 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of 16-year-old Khalil Williams of Irvington.

The sentence was handed down today by the Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge of the Superior Court.

The murder . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/27/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Rasul McNeil-Thomas

April 24, 2015

Convicted Cop Killer Sentenced to 60 Years

NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that convicted cop killer Rasul McNeil-Thomas, 23, of Newark was sentenced to 60 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Robert Gardner, Judge of the Superior Court, for killing off-duty Newark Police Officer William Johnson, 45, of Newark.

He must serve 85 percent . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/22/2015
DEFENDANT(s):

April 22, 2015

 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Announces Crime Victims’ Rights Week Activities

 NewarkNational Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the tradition of recognizing crime victims and those who serve them, has been designated by President Barack Obama as April 19 to 25.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will be joining with other agencies across New Jersey to celebrate the work done on behalf of victims . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/17/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Michael Calderon

April 16, 2015

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Long Term Child Sexual Abuse

Newark Man is Convicted on all 44 Counts

 Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Michael Calderon, 61, of Newark of 44 counts, including 21 counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault, 21 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/14/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
james olbert

 

Newark Man Convicted of Double Murder

Jury finds him guilty on all 24 counts

 NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has found James Olbert, 19, of Newark guilty on all 24 counts in connection with a murderous crime spree during which he killed two people, carjacked a woman and robbed four others at gunpoint.

Following a four-week . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/30/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Marquis Hawkins

March 30, 2015

Essex County Jury Convicts Man of Murder and Robbery

NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Marquise Hawkins, 20, of Newark of murder, felony murder, robbery, conspiracy and weapons offenses in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Khalil Williams of Irvington.

Following a trial before the Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge of . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/25/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Rasul McNeil-Thomas

Feb. 24, 2015

Essex County Jury Convicts Man of Killing Off-Duty Police Officer

NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Rasul McNeil-Thomas of aggravated manslaughter for killing off-duty police Officer William Johnson, a lifelong resident of Newark and a 16-year veteran of the Newark Police Department.

Following a four-week trial before the Honorable Judge Robert H. . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/17/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Nicole Dufault

Feb. 17, 2015

Maplewood Teacher Indicted for Sexually Assaulting 6 Boys

NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County Grand Jury has indicted Maplewood school teacher Nicole DuFault, 35, of Caldwell on 40 counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for engaging in sex acts with six male victims.

On Sept. 17, 2014, DuFault, a . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/14/2015
DEFENDANT(s):
Dwayne Johnson

Jan. 12, 2015

Newark Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Stomping Another Man to Death

Judge imposes another 4 years for theft

 NewarkActing Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Dwayne Johnson, 43, of Newark was sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey State Prison for the stomping death of Terrence Everett, 38, also of Newark. The Honorable Michael L. Ravin, Judge of . . . READxMORE


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