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PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVE FOR YEAR 2019
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DATE:  5/17/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Sondra Bell

May 15, 2019

A Former Employee of Rutgers Medical School Sentenced to Five Years

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Sondra Bell, 55, of Newark was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $87,000 from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she was employed for 24 years as an administrative assistant.

Assistant Prosecutor . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/17/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Kenneth Palmer

May 7, 2019
Randolph Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Exposing Himself to School Children

Newark –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Kenneth Palmer, a paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood, has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for masturbating in the hallways of the school and taking an inappropriate photograph of a student.

Palmer, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/17/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Sheedley Pierre

May 3, 2019
Essex County Jury Convicts Orange Man in Killing of Taxi Cab Driver

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Sheedley Pierre, 22, of felony murder, robbery, conspiracy, using a juvenile in a crime, and weapons offenses for his role in the killing of Jonas Larose, a 55-year-old East Orange taxi . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/29/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Zaki Jones

March 29, 2019
Newark Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that Zaki Jones, 36, of Newark was sentenced to life in prison today by the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court, for the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange.

On Dec. 17, 2015 Jones fatally shot Everett outside of a home . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  3/1/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Nestor Francisco Canela Lopez

March 1, 2019
Handyman Sentenced to 50 Years for Bludgeoning Man to Death

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Nestor Francisco Canela Lopez, 40, of the Bronx was sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of 64-year-old Charles Jeffrey of Newark.

The Honorable James W. Donohue, who described the attack on Jeffrey as . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/27/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Jeffrey Holland

Feb. 27, 2019
Triple Murderer Sentenced to 190 Years

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Jeffrey Holland, 30, of East Orange was sentenced to 190 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murders of Tiniquah Rouse, 21, Ashley Jones, 23, and Jarrell Marshall, 28.

The victims, all residents of Newark, were killed over the course of two days in . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/21/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Kevin L. Jimenez

Feb. 21, 2019
Former Coach Admits Sexual Assault
Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Kevin L. Jimenez, 30, of Belleville has pled guilty to second degree sexual assault before the Honorable Sheila A. Venable, Judge of the Superior Court.
In entering his guilty plea, Jimenez admitted that while working as coach for a youth basketball team, he touched the . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/15/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Jarret Mceachin, Rasuan Foster, Zaki Jones

Feb. 13, 2019
Newark Man Convicted of Murdering Orange Man
Newark– Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Zaki Jones, 35, of Newark on all counts for the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange.

On Dec. 17, 2015 Everett was fatally shot outside a residence in the 100 block of Joyce Street in West Orange. . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/7/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Nafee Cotman, Taquan Harris

Feb. 7, 2019
Man Sentenced to 26 Years for Killing NJIT Student

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Taquan Harris, 24, of Newark was sentenced to 26 years in New Jersey State Prison for the fatal shooting of New Jersey Institute of Technology student Joseph Micalizzi, 23, of Freehold.

The Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, presiding Criminal Division Judge, also sentenced . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  2/7/2019
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Feb. 6, 2019
Essex County Prosecutor and West Essex Police Departments Form Anti-Crime Task Force

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and nine Police Departments in the western part of the county have formed an Anti-Crime Task Force.

The anti-crime partnership will allow police officers from Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, North . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/7/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Hakeem Maloney, Rashan Jackson

Jan. 7, 2019
Reputed Gang Members Sentenced to 70 Plus Years for Role in Murder

Newark – – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that two reputed gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their role in the murder of 23-year-old William Porter, IV, of Newark.

The Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Rashan Jackson, 31, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  1/7/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Patricia Layton Piccinno

Jan. 7, 2019
Woman Gets Three Years for Stealing More than 500K from Mother-in-Law

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Patricia Layton Piccinno, 50, of Boonton was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $500,000 from her 80-year-old mother-in-law and her husband, a Bloomfield Police detective.

The state had recommended four . . . READxMORE


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