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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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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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