Handyman sentenced to 50 years for bludgeoning man to death

Handyman sentenced to 50 years for bludgeoning man to death

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced March 1 that Nestor Francisco Canela Lopez, 40, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 50 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murder of 64-year-old Charles Jeffrey of Newark. Judge James W. Donohue, who described the attack on Jeffrey as “overkill,’’ imposed […]

Police involved shooting referred to Grand Jury

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 26 that the police-involved shooting that occurred on Jan. 28, in which a Newark police officer shot and killed one individual and injured another, will be presented to a Grand Jury in accordance with New Jersey Attorney General directives governing these incidents. […]

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Newark hit and run

Woman dies from injuries suffered in Newark hit and run

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 24 that one of the two women who were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newark on Jan. 6 has died. Yesenia Afflitto, 33, of Elizabeth, was pronounced dead Feb. 24. Afflitto and her […]

Authorities investigate fatal fire in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 23 that authorities are investigating a fire at the Saint Mary’s Villa senior housing building on Sanford Avenue in Newark. Early in the afternoon on Feb. 23, units from the Newark Fire Department responded […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 23 that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, Newark police officers responded to a report of a shooting in progress in […]

Fatal hit and run in Newark under investigation

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 21 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigation a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of Jesus Acevedo, […]

Newark police arrest man wanted for murder

Newark police arrest man wanted for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 19 that Joe T. Carr, 23, of Newark, was arrested by Newark police for the murder of Keith Downey, 28, of Newark. On Feb. 12, Downey was fatally shot in the 200 block of […]

Former coach admits sexual assault

Former coach admits sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 21 that Kevin L. Jimenez, 30, of Belleville, has pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault before Superior Court Judge Sheila A. Venable. In entering his guilty plea, Jimenez admitted that while working as coach for a youth basketball team, he touched […]

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

Executed search warrants in Newark yield drugs, guns

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 14 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department and Rutgers Police Department, along with members of Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, executed search […]

Newark Man convicted of killing Orange man in WO

Newark Man convicted of killing Orange man in WO

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 13 that an Essex County jury has convicted akiones, 35, of Newark, on all counts for the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange. On Dec. 17, 2015, Everett was fatally shot outside a residence in the 100 block of Joyce Street […]