Man sentenced to 26 years for killing NJIT student

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 […]

Man sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault

Man sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced Jan. 31 that Jerome Mitchell, 37, of Newark has been sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Newark. The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Alphonse Cifelli. Under the No Early Release Act […]

Woman gets three years for stealing more than $500K from mother-in-law

Woman gets three years for stealing more than $500K from mother-in-law

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 7 that Patricia Layton Piccinno, 50, of Boonton, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $500,000 from her 80-year-old mother-in-law and her husband, a Bloomfield Police detective. The state had recommended four years in New […]

Reputed gang members sentenced to 70-plus years for murder

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 […]

Orange man sentenced to 21 years in prison for robbing 14 hotels

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was sentenced Dec. 18 to 21 years in prison for robbing 14 hotels in New Jersey and New York, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced in a press release. Tremone Burnett, 46, of Orange, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court on […]

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, […]

Man sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault

Man sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 5 that, for sexually assaulting a teenage girl, Vidrole Monace, 43, of East Orange was sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison on Dec. 4 by Superior Court Judge Alfonse Cifelli. On June 20, an Essex County jury convicted Monace […]

Gang member sentenced to 30 years for murder and attempted murder

Gang member sentenced to 30 years for murder and attempted murder

NEWARK, NJ — A high-ranking member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips was sentenced Oct. 23 to 30 years in federal prison for his role in orchestrating a murder, participating in a separate attempted murder, and conspiring to distribute copious amounts of crack cocaine, all as part of a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Craig […]

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