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PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVE FOR YEAR 2018
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DATE:  12/19/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Carlos McLean

Dec. 19, 2018
Man Convicted of Felony Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Carlos McLean, 28, of Irvington of felony murder and robbery for the fatal shooting of Jonathan Vargas Matildes, 27, a Mexican immigrant.

The fatal shooting occurred on Aug. 22, 2015. Matildes was outside the Santa Fe Pizzeria and Deli at . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/19/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Dashawn Ward, Glenford Findlay

Dec. 18, 2018
Two Convicted of Carjacking and Robbery

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that two men were convicted by an Essex County jury of an armed carjacking. One of those men was also convicted of an armed robbery that occurred on the following day.

Dashawn Ward, 21, of East Orange and Glenford Findlay, 19, of East Orange were both . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/19/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Jeffrey Holland

Dec. 12, 2018
Man Convicted of Triple Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Jeffrey Holland, 30, of East Orange of triple murder for the killing of Tiniquah Rouse, 21, Ashley Jones, 23, and Jarrell Marshall, 28.

Following a trial before the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, the presiding Essex County Criminal Division Judge, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/19/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Steven Hightower

Dec. 18, 2018
Ex-School Security Guard Convicted of Criminal Trespass

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Steven Hightower, 49, of Vauxhall of fourth degree criminal trespass following a trial before the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Donato D’Angelo, who tried the case, beginning on September 5, 2016, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/5/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Vidrole Monace

Dec. 5, 2018

Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexual Assault
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Vidrole Monace, 43, of East Orange was sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Alfonse Cifelli, Judge of the Superior Court, for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
On June 20, an Essex County jury convicted Monace . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/5/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Mustafa Hill

Nov. 5, 2018

Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fatally Shooting a 19-Year-Old

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Honorable Verna G. Leath, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Mustafa Hill, 43, to 25-years in New Jersey State Prison for killing 19-year old Armani McPhall on Dec. 22, 2016.

Both men were Newark residents and . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/22/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Kevin Miller

Oct. 18, 2018

Newark Man Convicted of Felony Murder

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Kevin Miller, 27, of Newark of felony murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, two counts of robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.

On June 20, 2015 Miller and an . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/22/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Barry Berry, Kenneth Daniels, Levell Burnett

Oct. 19, 2018
Newark Man Sentenced to Life for Drug Distribution Network

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today Kenneth Daniels, 32, of Newark was sentenced to life in prison for being a leader in a narcotics distribution network.

In July, Daniels and two other men, Levell Burnett, 41, and Barry Berry, 37, both of Newark, were convicted by an Essex . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/11/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Nafee Cotman, Taquan Harris

Oct. 11, 2018
Two Men Enter Guilty Pleas in Deadly Robbery

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Taquan Harris, 24, and Nafee Cotman, 21, pled guilty yesterday in connection with the May 2, 2016 robbery murder of Joseph Micalizzi, 23, of Freehold.

With opening arguments scheduled to begin yesterday, Harris admitted to fatally shooting Micalizzi. Cotman admitted . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/9/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Mutah Brown

Oct. 9, 2018
Man Convicted of Aggravated Manslaughter Sentenced to 23 Years

Newark — Acting Essex Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Mutah Brown, 21, of Newark has been sentenced to 23 years in New Jersey State Prison after being convicted of aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide for causing the death of 18-year-old Quadir K. Jackson, also of Newark.
Jackson was killed in a . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  9/28/2018
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Sept. 26, 2018
Police Involved Shooting

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating a police involved shooting that resulted in the death of Allen Travers, 37, of East Orange.

The preliminary investigation indicates that yesterday, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Travers was involved in a domestic dispute. After the incident, he . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  9/28/2018
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Sept. 27, 2018
Update on Police Involved Shooting

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is in the early stages of investigating a police involved shooting in Newark that resulted in the death of Paul Braswell, 29, of Newark.

“Consistent with Attorney General guidelines, it is the obligation of the Essex County . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  9/11/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Nahshaun White

Sept 11, 2018
Man Convicted of Armed Robbery

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Nahshaun White, 22, of Newark of first degree armed robbery, resisting arrest by fleeing and multiple weapons offenses, including unlawful possession of a .380 handgun following a trial before the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior. . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  8/29/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Aldalberto Garcia, Ramon Vega

August 29, 2018
Man Sentenced to 32 Years for Drug Distribution

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Ramon Vega, 58, of Newark was sentenced to 32 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Martin G. Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court.

In December 2017 Vegas and Aldalberto Garcia, 27, also of Newark, were convicted of 17 . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  8/14/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Altariq Wager, Anthony Harris, Darlene Burger, Darryl Burger, Dyshir Gray, John Durant, Jr, Khasif Parrish, Michael Jones, Rashon Peterson, Walter Lowery

Aug. 13, 2018
Nine Charged In $100,000 Drug Sweep

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that nine people were charged and more than $100,000 in cash and drugs were seized after warrants were executed in East Orange, Newark and Irvington.

A total of $114,497 was seized. Approximately 33 grams of cocaine with an approximate street value of $870 and 43.4 . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  8/14/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Eddie Gonzalez

August 13, 2018
Former Newark Police Officer Convicted of Weapons Charges

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted former Newark Police Officer Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark of illegally possession two weapons, following a trial before the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court.

On March 12, the Essex County Prosecutors Office Domestic Violence . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  8/13/2018
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Aug. 7, 2018
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Will Host Opioid Community Meeting

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and health care professionals will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss the effects of the opioid crisis in this area.

The . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  7/19/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Gregory Bentley

July 19, 2018
Man Sentenced to 26 Years for Attempted Murder

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Gregory Bentley, 24, was sentenced to 26 years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior Court. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

On April 20, an . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/29/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Rakeem Johnson

June 29, 2018
Newark Man Found Guilty of Felony Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Rakeem Johnson, 37, of Newark of first degree armed robbery, felony murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Following a trial before the Honorable Richard T. Sules, Judge of the . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/29/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Afrika Islam, Bria Bush, Khalif Williams

June 28, 2018
Three Convicted in Incident with Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted three individuals who were involved in an incident with Essex County Prosecutor’s Office detectives during which a gun was recovered.

Following a trial before the Honorable Arthur Batista, Judge of the Superior Court, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/29/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Jimmy Mays; Lavelle Davis

June 27, 2018
Defendants Sentenced to More than 100 Years for Maplewood Triple Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that two Atlantic County men were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood.

The Honorable Richard T. Sules, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Jimmy Mays, 35, to 153 years and . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/22/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Kevon Anderson, Mutah Brown

June 21, 2018
Man Convicted of Aggravated Manslaughter

Newark – Acting Essex Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Mutah Brown, 21, of Newark of aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide for causing the death of 18-year-old Quadir K. Jackson, also of Newark.

Jackson was killed in a motor crash that occurred when Brown, Jackson and Kevon Anderson, 22, fled . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/21/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Vidrole Monace

June 21, 2018
Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Girl

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Vidrole Monace, 43, of East Orange of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Jenna Gouck, who tried the case with Assistant Prosecutor Peter Polidoro, Monace and the victim lived in the same house. . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/21/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Jerome Mitchell

June 20, 2018
Man Found Guilty of Raping Woman

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Jerome Mitchell, 37, of Newark of kidnapping and sexual assault.

On Oct. 10, 2017 Mitchell approached his victim as she was walking, engaged her in conversation and then grabbed her and took her to a boarding home in the 700 . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/12/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Akeeme Thompson

June 12, 2018

East Orange Man Convicted of Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Akeeme Thompson, 26, of East Orange and Bloomfield, was found guilty of murdering Pierre Collins by an Essex County jury following a trial before the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court.

Thompson was also convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon and . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/1/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Artie Lange

June 1, 2018

Comedian Artie Lange Sentenced to Probation for Possession of Heroin

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that comedian Artie Lange, 50, of Hoboken was sentenced to probation by the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court, after pleading guilty to possession of heroin.

Back in December 2017, Lange pled guilty to possession of 81 decks of heroin. . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/23/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Andre Weekes

Man Convicted of Maplewood Robbery

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Andre Weekes, 25, of Maplewood of first degree armed robbery, following a trial before the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Brown, who tried the case, the crime occurred on Feb. 5, 2016. Weekes flagged . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/4/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Tariq Thompson

May 4, 2018
Jury Convicts Man of Robbing Carpenter on Easter

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Tariq Thompson, 39, of Union of robbing a carpenter in the parking lot of a Springfield Avenue restaurant in Irvington during the predawn hours of Easter Sunday 2017.

Following a trial before the Honorable Siobhan Teare, Judge . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/3/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Ali Muhammad Brown

May 1, 2018

Seattle Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Under New Jersey’s Terrorism Statute
for Murder of College Student

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Ali Muhammad Brown, 33, of Seattle was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, Judge of the Superior Court, for the murder of 19-year-old . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/26/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Gregory Bentley

April 24, 2018
Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Gregory Bentley, 24, of attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault, conspiracy and weapons charges following a trial before the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Austin Edwards, who tried the case, on Jan. 18, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/20/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Adolfo Lacola, Carlos F. Gonzalez, Jacob Towsley, Michael Palmer, Philip Nakagami, Ronald Montano, Samuel Berns, Timothy Duffy, William Oaks

April 20, 2018
Charges Against Staten Island Hustle Cast and Crew Dismissed

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the charges are being dismissed against nine cast and crew members of the reality television show “Staten Island Hustle.” As part of an episode of the show, the men tried to bring a device — originally misinterpreted as being a . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/13/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
John Coulouris

April 13, 2018
Hackensack Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Social Media Threats

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Mark J. Nelson, Judge of the Superior Court, after pleading guilty to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/13/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Alquan Council

April 13, 2018
Newark Man Enters Guilty Plea to Homicide

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Alquan B. Council, 28, of Newark pled guilty before the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior Court, to first degree aggravated manslaughter for fatally shooting Rayshawn Ross, 39, of Newark.

Council also pled guilty to second degree aggravated assault for . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  4/9/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Eddie Gonzalez

April 5, 2018
Former Newark Police Officer Convicted of Impersonating a Cop

Newark –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted of Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark of impersonating a law enforcement officer and making false reports against an ex-girlfriend.

Today, a jury convicted Gonzalez of four counts of making false reports and one count of impersonating a . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/16/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
George Gaymon; Mario McClain

March 16, 2018
Irvington Man Sentenced to 65 Years for Two-Day Carjacking Spree
Judge Rejects Sovereign Citizen Defense

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that George Gaymon, 30, of Irvington was sentenced to 65 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Martin G. Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court.

Gaymon, who declared himself a “sovereign citizen’’ during jury selection and . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/6/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Miguel Williams

March 6, 2018
East Orange Man Enters Guilty Plea to Homicide

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Miguel Williams, 35, of East Orange pleaded guilty before the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of Superior Court, to first degree aggravated manslaughter and weapons charges for fatally shooting Kwame Yeboah, 30, of East Orange.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Williams is . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/6/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Ali Muhammad Brown

March 6, 2018
Ali Muhammad Brown Enters Guilty Plea to Murder and Terrorism

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that Ali Muhammad Brown, 34, of Seattle pleaded guilty today to killing Brendan Tevlin, 19, of West Orange before the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, Judge of the Superior Court.

Jury selection was underway in the case but yesterday Brown indicated he was willing . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/28/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Joseph Rafanello, Michael Schmitt

Feb. 27, 2018

Acting Essex County Prosecutor: Threats Against Schools Are a Serious Crime

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino issued a warning today to juveniles and others tempted to threaten schools on social media.

In the wake of the shooting in Florida, Essex County has had three incidents of teens, ranging in age from 13 years old to 18 years old, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/28/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
John Coulouris

Feb. 27, 2018
Man Pleads Guilty to Social Media Threats Against Livingston High School

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack entered a guilty plea yesterday before the Honorable Judge Mark J. Nelson to eight counts related to threats against Livingston High School posted on social media in 2016.

Specifically, he admitted to making two . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/22/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Luis Mangual

Feb. 22, 2018
Man Sentenced to 55 Years for Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Luis Mangual, 33, of Newark was sentenced to 55 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable Verna G. Leath, Judge of the Superior Court, for the murder of Jose Alfaro, 39, of Newark.

Mangual was tried in June and July of 2017 for . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/22/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Nicole Hines

Feb. 21, 2018
Woman Enters Guilty Plea in Vehicle Homicide

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Nicole Hines, 31, of Newark pled guilty yesterday to death by auto and leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of Rodney Stroughn, a 49-year-old bicyclist, also from Newark.

Hines also admitted operating a vehicle well over the posted speed . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/9/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Saladine Nunez

Feb. 8, 2018
Man Admits Using Fake Passport to Collect Nearly $250,000

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Saladine Nunez, 30, of the Fords section of Woodbridge pled guilty to using a fake passport to attempt to collect nearly $250,000 fraudulently wiring to him.

Assistant Prosecutor Sarah Turk, who handled the case, said between Aug. 1 and Aug. 12, 2017, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/9/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Daevon Davis

Feb. 8, 2018
Newark Man Convicted of Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Daevon Davis, 28, of Newark of the July 2015 murder of 44-year-old Christopher Graham of Irvington, following a trial before the Honorable Mark Ali, Judge of the Superior Court.

According to Assistant Prosecutor Caroline Oliveira, who handled the case, on July . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/30/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Eduard Bentura; Yodelin Diaz; Lidio Martinez Miese; Jesus Quinones

Jan. 30, 2018
Four Plead Guilty to West Orange Home Invasion

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that four men have entered guilty pleas, admitting their role in a West Orange home invasion in which a husband and wife and a young child were terrorized.

The defendants Eduard Bentura, 33, Yodelin Diaz, 25, Lidio Martinez Miese, 30, and Jesus Quinones, 38, all . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/29/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
George Gaymon; Mario McClain

Jan. 29, 2018
Man Found Guilty of Carjacking Spree

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted George Gaymon, 30, of Irvington of 20 counts in connection with a two-day carjacking and robbery spree during which he victimized numerous individuals in Essex County.

“This defendant systematically stalked innocent and defenseless individuals to rob and carjack . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/26/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Terrell Haywood

Jan. 26, 2018
Irvington Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Terrell Haywood, 28, of Irvington was sentenced to life in prison by the Honorable Alfonse Cifelli, Judge of the Superior Court, for the murder of 23-year-old Kharey Reynolds of Newark.

Under New Jersey law he must serve 85 percent of the life . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/26/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Mario Gayles

Jan. 26, 2018
Newark Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Mario Gayles, 34, of Newark has been sentenced to life in prison by the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court, for the 2015 murder of Icrish Bostic, 33, of Irvington.

On Sept. 29, 2017 an Essex County jury convicted Gayles of murder, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/26/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Gery Destra

Jan. 26, 2018
Man Sentenced to 29 Years for Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Gery Destra, 21, of Maplewood was sentenced to 29 years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court, for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.

In October of 2017 an Essex County jury . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/19/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Basim Henry, Hanif Thompson, Karif Ford, Kevin Roberts

Jan. 18, 2017
Three Sentenced in Short Hills Carjacking Murder Case

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that three of the men responsible for the carjacking and murder of Dustin Friedland, the 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer killed leaving The Mall at Short Hills, were sentenced to lengthy prison terms today by the Honorable Michael L. Ravin, Judge of the Superior Court. . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/10/2018
DEFENDANT(s):
Karif Hyder

Jan. 3, 2018
Man Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison in Counterfeit Check Cashing Scheme

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Karif Hyder, 36, of Newark was sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Mark Ali, Judge of the Superior Court, for his role in a $700,000 counterfeit check cashing scheme . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/10/2018
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Jan. 10, 2018
High School Juniors Invited to Apply for Summer Internship

Newark—Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today high school juniors, interested in law enforcement, are urged to apply for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office annual summer internship program.

This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will . . . READxMORE


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