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DATE:  6/27/2017
DEFENDANT(s):
Edwin Andujar

June 23, 2017
Essex County Jury Convicts Belleville Man

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Edwin Andujar, 53, of Belleville of murder for fatally stabbing his roommate Thomas Parent, 59, also of Belleville.

“This defendant brutally stabbed the victim 12 times as he sat defenseless in his wheelchair. It was an unthinkable, cowardly, intentional . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/23/2017
DEFENDANT(s):
Ivery Brinson

June 22, 2017
Newark Man Found Guilty of Murdering Irvington Mini-Market Owner

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Ivery Brinson, 29, of Newark of aggravated manslaughter for killing Narendrak Patel, 52, of Parsippany.

Following a trial before the Honorable John Zunic, Judge of the Superior Court, in addition to aggravated manslaughter, Brinson was also . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/23/2017
DEFENDANT(s):
Peter Kopic

June 21, 2017

Passaic Man Enters Guilty Plea at Start Home Invasion Trial

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Peter Kopic, 38, of Passaic pled guilty to an Irvington home invasion robbery, one day after the start of his trial before the Honorable Siobhan A. Teare, Judge of the Superior Court.

Kopic entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to commit burglary, . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  6/23/2017
DEFENDANT(s):
Andre Higgs

June 22, 2017
Watchung Man Found Guilty in East Orange Murder of Teacher

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Andre Higgs, 45, of Watchung of the murder of Latrena May, 27, a teacher at Pride Academy Charter School in East Orange.

Following a jury trial before the Honorable Ronald Wigler, the Essex County . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  5/18/2017
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May 18, 2017
REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION IN COLD HOMICIDE CASE

Newark – Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Newark Liberty International Airport employee Bruce Santos, 26, of Newark.

During the evening hours of Feb. 27, 2013 Santos was shot in downtown Newark . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/21/2016
DEFENDANT(s):
Michael Ford

Dec. 16, 2016

Orange Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Drugs and Gun

Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Michael Ford, 28, of Orange was sentenced to eight years in New Jersey State Prison today by the Honorable Richard T. Sules, Judge of the Superior Court.

Ford was sentenced to eight years for unlawful possession of a weapon. He was . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/21/2016
DEFENDANT(s):
Braulio A. Lopez

Dec. 14, 2016

Man Convicted of Illegal Possession of a Gun

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Braulio A. Lopez, 20, of Newark was convicted of illegal possession of a weapon following a trial before the Honorable John Gizzo, Judge of the Superior Court.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on May 7, 2015 Lopez was observed by officers in the vicinity of . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/21/2016
DEFENDANT(s):
Anthony Fields

Dec. 13, 2016

Jury Convicts Man of Killing Three at Irvington Strip Club

 Newark — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted Anthony Fields, 22, of Newark of killing three people and wounding two others on Christmas Day 2013 at Slick’s, an Irvington go go bar located at Nye Avenue and 21st Street.

Following a trial before the . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  12/20/2016
DEFENDANT(s):
Corey Sabb, Jahid Nelson, Joshua Craig, Julio Pendola, Trevone Craig

Dec. 13, 2016

Five Defendants Enter Guilty Plea in Video Attack

 Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that five men have entered guilty pleas before the Honorable Richard T. Sules, Judge of the Superior Court, for assaulting a 28-year old Newark man on Sunday, Jan. 10, at Broad and Market Streets in Newark’s downtown area.

“We believe these guilty pleas and the . . . READxMORE


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DATE:  11/7/2016
DEFENDANT(s):
Jeremy Arrington

Nov. 7, 2016

Man Charged with Killing Three, Injuring Three

Newark – ActingEssex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Jeremy Arrington, 26, of Newark has been charged in a triple homicide in which a young college student, who was visiting the family, and two children were fatally stabbed.

Arrington, who is in custody, has been charged . . . READxMORE


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