Couple indicted in death of 8-year-old son

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Jan. 25 that an Essex County grand jury had indicted Khadejrah Rawls, 28, and Christopher Spearman, 29, both of Newark, on first-degree aggravated manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of Rawls’ 8-year-old son, Michael Moore Jr. Assistant Prosecutor Amber Loughran, who […]

ECPO offers summer internships for high school juniors

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual 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 5 through Aug. 4 for students completing their […]

Newark homicide investigated

NEWARK, NJ — The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a shooting in which four people were shot, one fatally. Kevin Barber, 16, of Newark sustained a fatal gunshot wound on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Three other males, ages 19, 16 and 15, were also shot. All […]

East Orange man convicted of robbery

NEWARK, NJ — Mario Lyn, 21, of East Orange, was convicted on Wednesday, Jan. 11, by an Essex County jury of a 2014 Mother’s Day robbery, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Joseph Donohue. According to Assistant Prosecutor Meredith Mona, who tried the case, the 14-year-old victim had just left his grandmother’s home and […]

Orange suffers ninth homicide of 2016 on Christmas Eve

ORANGE, NJ — Orange’s ninth and final homicide of 2016 occurred on Main Street on Christmas Eve. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that the Orange Police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office were investigating a fatal shooting in a press release Monday, Dec. 26. “At approximately […]

Number of homicides in Orange hits 8 for 2016

ORANGE, NJ — The year may be coming to an end, but the death toll continues to increase in Orange, with the number of homicides in the city now at eight. On Friday, Dec. 2, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced a 16-year-old male juvenile had been […]

Additional charges filed against murder suspect

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that murder charges have been filed against Khalil Wheeler-Weaver in connection with death of Joanne Brown, 33, of Newark. Brown’s body was discovered on Dec. 5 in a vacant house in the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Orange. The cause of death […]

Millburn officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing in nanny cam case

MILLBURN, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today, Dec. 16, that the Professional Standards Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has reviewed Millburn Det. Colin McMillan’s conduct during the investigation and trial of Shawn Custis. Custis was convicted this past May of severely beating a woman in her Millburn home […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host youth conference

CALDWELL, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Dec. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host a youth conference for middle school children on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Nearly 500 students in grades seven through nine from various schools in Essex County are expected to attend the “What’s It All About?” […]

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