MS-13 member sentenced to 25 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — An MS-13 member previously named one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives was sentenced July 31 to 25 years in prison for killing a Plainfield man on behalf of the gang, and agreeing that a conspirator would commit multiple violent acts for the gang, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Walter Yovany-Gomez, […]

Man charged with fatal stabbing of Irvington man

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced July 26 that Basil Thomas, 22, of Newark, has been charged with the murder 18-year-old Asahiah Lawton, of Irvington. Lawton was fatally stabbed on July 25 in the 200 block of Court Street in Newark. He was […]

Montclair son charged with murdering father

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced that on the evening of July 10 the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office arrested and charged a son with the fatal stabbing of his father, Jose Correa, 51, of Woodland Park. The son, Josiah Correa, 24, of Montclair, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Man shot, killed on Alexander Ave.

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 13 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating a fatal shooting. On Feb. 12, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Keith Downey, 28, of […]

Teenager shot, killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 13 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 12, DeSean L. Brickhouse, 18, of Roselle, was […]

29-year-old man shot and killed in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 8 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force and the Newark Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting. Fred C. Sims, 29, of Newark, was fatally shot Feb. 7 in the 900 […]

Man sentenced to 26 years for killing NJIT student

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 7 that Taquan Harris, 24, of Newark, was sentenced to 26 years in New Jersey State Prison for the fatal shooting of New Jersey Institute of Technology student Joseph Micalizzi, 23, of Freehold. Presiding Criminal Division Judge Ronald D. Wigler also sentenced […]

Bronx man convicted in Newark murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Jan. 25  that a 40-year-old Bronx handyman faces life in prison after being found guilty of murdering his former employer, Charles Jeffrey, 64, in the victim’s Newark home. Nestor Francisco Canela Lopez was convicted Jan. 25 after a month-long jury trial presided over by […]