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DATE:  12/31/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Gustavo Palomo

Dec. 30, 2019
Newark Man Enters Guilty Plea in Vehicular Homicide

Newark—Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Gustavo Palomo, 39, of Newark pled guilty to first degree vehicular homicide for causing the death of 19-year-old Jaleel McCauley of Newark.

In exchange for his guilty plea, entered before the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division, Palomo . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/24/2019
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Dec. 23, 2019
Essex County Jury Convicts Serial Killer on All Counts

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted serial killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 23, of Orange on three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three young women he killed between August and November 2016 and the kidnapping, sexual assault, and attempted . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/27/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Hassan Todd

Nov. 22, 2019
Man Sentenced to 65 Years for Murder

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Honorable Martin G. Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court, sentenced Hassan Todd, 31, of Newark to 65 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of Elijah Roberts, 30, also of Newark.
The defendant must serve 85 percent of his . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/27/2019
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Nov. 26, 2019
Allegations of Abuse at Essex County Jail Deemed Unfounded

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Professional Standards Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO), more commonly known as the Internal Affairs Unit, has concluded that claims made by two ICE detainees that they were abused while in custody were not supported by the evidence.

ICE . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/11/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Lateef Dennis

Oct. 10, 2019
Newark Man Sentenced to Six and Half Years for Aggravated Assault

Newark—Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Lateef Dennis, 40, of Newark was sentenced to six and a half years — the maximum sentence — on one count of aggravated assault on his uncle and one count of spitting on a police officer.

That sentence will run consecutive . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/11/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Willie C. Moore

Oct. 8, 2019
East Orange Man Convicted of Drug Distribution

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Willie C. Moore, 40, currently of East Orange of eight counts of possession and possession with intent to distribute opioids, including oxycodone, endocet, alprazolam and heroin.

Following a trial before the Honorable Nancy Sivilli, Judge of the Superior . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/11/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Hasson Todd

Oct. 2, 2019
Man Convicted of Murder

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Hasson Todd, 31, of Newark of murdering Elijah Roberts, 30, also of Newark, following a trial before the Honorable Martin Cronin, Judge of the Superior Court.

The fatal shooting occurred on Sept. 22, 2018 outside a restaurant located in . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/11/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Woody Armand

Oct. 2, 2019
Bloomfield Man Convicted in Check Fraud Scheme

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Woody Armand, 44, of Bloomfield of unlawful possession of a handgun, trafficking in personal information, forgery, and unlawful possession of heroin and oxycodone, following a trial before the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court.

According . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/11/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Carlos Green

Sept. 20, 2019
Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Vehicular Homicide

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Carlos Green, 44, of Irvington was sentenced by the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior Court, to 14 years in New Jersey State Prison for striking and killing Billy Ray Dudley, 54, of East Orange,

Under the No Early Release Act, he . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  10/11/2019
DEFENDANT(s):
Avril Richardson

Aug. 30, 2019
Northern State Corrections Officer Sentenced to Three Years Probation

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that former Northern State Prison corrections officer Avril D. Richardson, 46, of Elizabeth has been sentenced to three years probation by the Honorable Mark S. Ali, Judge of the Superior Court.

In addition to probation, Richardson was forced to forfeit her job . . . READxMORE


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