Randolph man sentenced to 10 years for exposing himself to schoolchildren

Randolph man sentenced to 10 years for exposing himself to schoolchildren

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced May 7 that Kenneth Palmer, a former paraprofessional at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood, has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for masturbating in the hallways of the school and taking an inappropriate photograph of a student. Palmer, 22, of […]

Man sentenced to 10 years for vehicular homicide

Man sentenced to 10 years for vehicular homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II announced April 15 that Anthony Casale, 27, of Belleville, was sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for striking and killing Megan E. Villanella, 34, of Verona, and critically injuring her brother. At approximately 7:45 a.m. on March 3, 2017, Villanella, who had […]

Man sentenced to 20 years for aggravated manslaughter

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced March 19 that Khalil Harris, 52, of Newark, was sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for fatally shooting Curtis Thomas, 42, also of Newark. In February, Harris was about to go on trial for the Aug. 31, 2016, murder when […]

Reputed gang leader sentenced to life plus 10 years

Reputed gang leader sentenced to life plus 10 years

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced March 15 that Naim “Stackz-Strafford” Jones, 42, of Newark, was sentenced to life plus 10 years by Superior Court Judge James W. Donohue after being convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses related the murder of William Porter IV, age 23. […]

Cedar Grove man sentenced to 50 months in prison

NEWARK, NJ — A Cedar Grove man was sentenced on March 7 in Newark federal court to 50 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud New Jersey state benefit programs, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Brian Catanzarite, 43, a former gym owner, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael […]

Newark gang member sentenced to 19 years in prison

NEWARK, NJ — A member of the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips was sentenced on March 4 in Newark federal court to 19 years in federal prison for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy that involved using other gang members to intimidate a witness during a state criminal trial, as well as […]

Newark man sentenced to year and half in prison for SNAP fraud

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man was sentenced March 6 to 18 months in prison for his role in a food stamps fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Manuel Venegas, 54, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with one count of Supplemental […]

Triple murderer sentenced to 190 Years

Triple murderer sentenced to 190 Years

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Feb. 27 that Jeffrey Holland, 30, of East Orange, was sentenced to 190 years in New Jersey State Prison for the murders of Tiniquah Rouse, 21, Ashley Jones, 23, and Jarrell Marshall, 28. The victims, all residents of Newark, were killed over the […]

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 […]

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