Law & Justice

November 13, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female victim ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela ...

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TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in court ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's Camden office, according to officials. The FBI confirmed Friday morning that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that contained potentially ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka’s former campaign treasurer wiped away tears Wednesday after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling more than $220,000 in campaign funds with forged checks. “I made my bed,” Fredrick Murphy said outside court with tears in his eyes. “Now I gotta lay ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – James R. Ray, III is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his child's mother, Angela Bledsoe. The fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Montclair woman has thrust the suspected killer into the forefront. Many neighbors in this quiet Montclair community are left ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday,  Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department, Garcia Jr., 21, has been ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Monday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its Fall 2018 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community. The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Could municipalities and counties be supported by tax-deductible contributions from property owners?  Trenton is looking to implement a voluntary framework for those entities to do that, in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 which limits State And Local Tax (SALT) ...

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The Essex County Sheriff's new Patrol Building in Newark has been dedicated in honor of the late Kevin J. Ryan, a long-time, well-liked sheriff's officer who rose to become a chief in the department. “Dedicating the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Kevin’s honor will keep his legacy of public service ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The head of the Essex County Surrogate Court was appointed today by Gov. Phil Murphy as acting county prosecutor. Theodore “Ted” Stephens II, who was first elected as the county surrogate in 2012, will replace acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino. Stephens' position will ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Newark man was sentences to life in prison for the Christmas 2015 home invasion burglary of a Bloomfield residence.The Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court.handed down the sentence today putting  Roberson Burney, 60, behind bars for the rest of his life.  On ...

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JACKSON TWP., N.J. — A township man surrendered to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office on Aug. 28 after being charged with theft by deception for the misappropriation of association finances, a third degree crime. According to a press release: Eugene M. Nieratko, 42, surrendered to Economic ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Criminal charges have been dropped against six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, according to Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston. Dantowitz, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -  Over fifty animals were rescued from unsafe and unsanitary living conditions as a result of a pair of independent animal cruelty investigations that took place in Elizabeth in July says, Union County Prosecutor’s Office Investigations Supervisor John Esmerado. Rosa Montero who ...

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WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren. Both juveniles are from Newark. The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A publicized dispute between Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has resulted in a positive concession for pro-legalization advocates, and advocates of not prosecuting individuals found to be in possession of the substance. After ...

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PARKLAND, FLA -  On Wednesday, July 18, a Broward County grand jury indicted four men involved in the mid-June murder of rapper XXXTentacion, a resident of Parkland, as he exited a Deerfield Beach business, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO).  BSO detectives need the public's ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A Bloomfield man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an incident in which a memorial plaque erected to commemorate the 1991 line of duty death of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia was defaced.    The plaque is located at 186 East Main Street, the site of the former ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction. McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark ...

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