7-year-old’s death ruled a homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 23 that the death of 7-year-old Aydin Brown in Newark has been ruled a homicide and that the cause of death is blunt force injury. Stephens has also announced that authorities have charged Mark Harper, 36, of Union, with murder. Harper had […]

Newark man charged with murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 11 that Hassan Fisher, 24, of Newark, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Troy Branch, 29, of Newark. Branch was shot and killed on Christmas Eve 2018 on Peshine Street in […]

Reputed gang members sentenced to 70-plus years for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 7 that two reputed gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their role in the murder of 23-year-old William Porter IV, of Newark. Superior Court Judge James W. Donohue sentenced Rashan Jackson, 31, of Irvington, to life in New Jersey […]

64-year-old Newark man stabbed to death

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Jan. 3 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Task Force, which includes detectives from the Newark Police Department, is investigating the death of 64-year-old Jose A. Rolon. Police were summoned to his apartment after […]

Teenager shot to death in East Orange, second teenager wounded

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and East Orange Public Safety Director Domingos Saldida announced Jan. 2 that the East Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the fatal shooting of Ibn Downey, 18, of Newark. Downey was fatally shot on Jan. 1 in the […]

Authorities investigate shooting homicide in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose III have announced that authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Newark on Monday, Dec. 24. Shortly before 5 p.m., Newark police officers responded to a report of a shooting in progress in […]

Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers have announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were shot on Monday, Dec. 24. At approximately 12:45 p.m., Irvington police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Isabella Avenue on reports of […]

Irvington man convicted of felony murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 19 that an Essex County jury has convicted Carlos McLean, 28, of Irvington, of felony murder and robbery for the fatal shooting of Jonathan Vargas Matildes, 27, a Mexican immigrant. The fatal shooting occurred Aug. 22, 2015. Matildes was outside the Santa […]

East Orange man convicted of triple murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 12 that an Essex County jury has convicted Jeffrey Holland, 30, of East Orange of triple murder for the killing of Tiniquah Rouse, 21; Ashley Jones, 23; and Jarrell Marshall, 28. Following a trial before presiding Essex County Criminal Division Judge Ronald […]

Crips member sentenced to 35 years for murder, attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced Dec. 7 to 35 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that included a double murder, a separate attempted murder and conspiring to distribute heroin, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ahmad Manley, aka “Fresh” and “Moddy G,” 32, […]