Driver in Short Hills Mall carjacking murder convicted on all counts

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced March 31 that an Essex County jury has convicted Basim Henry, 36, of South Orange of murder and felony murder for the Dec. 15, 2013, murder of 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer Dustin Friedland, following a trial before Superior Court Judge Michael L. Ravin. Henry was […]

Man indicted for killing three women

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Feb. 27 that Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 20, of Orange has been indicted on three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of three women between Sept. 1, 2016, and Nov. 22, 2016. He has also been charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and attempted […]

Victims identified in Maplewood triple homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced Jan. 30 that Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating an incident in which three people were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Sunday, Jan. 28. The victims have […]

Authorities investigate 3 homicides in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which three people were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Jan. 29. At approximately 11:45 a.m., the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an apartment on Van Ness Court to check […]

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 […]

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 […]