NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that Stevenson Valentin, 28, of Maplewood has been charged and arrested in connection with the murders of Marcus Milien, 1, and Morlens Milice, 21; and the shooting of two others which occurred Nov. 3 on Cleveland Avenue in Orange.
Stevenson was charged with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon, possession for unlawful purpose and two counts of aggravated assault on the two other shooting victims on the same day.
He was arrested in Newark during a traffic stop by Newark police officers. During this stop, the officers determined he was wanted for the Orange murders.
Stevenson’s bail has been set at $1 million with no 10-percent option by Essex County Superior Court Judge Richard T. Sules. Stevenson is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.