Man gets 20 years in prison for shooting ex’s date

NEWARK, NJ — Rahiym Washington, 32, of Newark, was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison after an Essex County jury found him guilty of second-degree aggravated assault for shooting his friend and leaving him paralyzed, according to a Jan. 23 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The crime occurred on […]

Man arrested for conspiracy to commit murder

NEWARK, NJ — Hassan S. Shoulars, 26, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of Avent Holston, 27, of Newark, according to a Jan. 22 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Holston was fatally shot on Oct. 28 on the 300 block of […]

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

Prosecutor’s office offers high school summer internships

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the annual ECPO summer internship program. This five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will run from July 6 through Aug. 7 for students completing […]

East Orange man shot to death in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the fatal shooting of Marquis Forman, 27, of East Orange, according to a Jan. 16 press release from the ECPO. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 7:42 p.m., Forman was shot on the […]

NJIT Athletics teams up with Prosecutor’s Office to honor students

NJIT Athletics teams up with Prosecutor’s Office to honor students

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office of Newark isn’t just about arresting and prosecuting the bad guys. The Prosecutor’s Office has paired up with NJIT Athletics to create a program for youth called Highlander Star Students, which began in September with East Orange schools participating in the program. According to a list […]

Two corrections officers charged with tampering with records

NEWARK, NJ — Two corrections officers have been charged with falsifying records while on the job at the Essex County Correctional Facility, located on Doremus Avenue in Newark, according to a Jan. 6 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Raymond Distasi, 52, of Roxbury, has been charged with one count of tampering with […]

Newark man enters guilty plea in vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Gustavo Palomo, 39, of Newark, pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide for causing the death of 19-year-old Jaleel McCauley, of Newark, according to a Dec. 30 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. In exchange for his guilty plea, entered before presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald Wigler, Palomo is expected to […]

Essex County jury convicts serial killer on all counts

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury 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 murder of a fourth woman, according to a Dec. 23 press release […]

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