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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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