Somerville Courtroom: Woman Twice Convicted of Death by Auto Faces Sentencing

December 12, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amie Marroccelli, 44, twice convicted of 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide in the death of a motorist on Route 78 in 2010, will be sentenced Friday, Dec. 15 before Judge Robert Reed at 9 a.m. in the Somerset County Courthouse.

The Union Township woman was found guilty of the crime a second time in October; she was previously tried and convicted on March 17, 2014, according ...

White supremacist group posts anti-immigration flyers across New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Police are investigating white supremacist flyers which were posted on George Street in downtown New Brunswick on the afternoon on December 6. 

The flyers allege "white Americans" have a "civic duty" to report undocumented immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Included at the bottom of the flyer is the number to the US ...

Newark man pleads guilty to beating, sexually assaulting Rutgers student

NEW  BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on December 5.

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael P. Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, ...

New Brunswick teen to serve​ ​​six years following May DUI crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick teen will serve an aggregate six year sentence at a youth detention center ​from a DUI crash in May which left three people hospitalized, authorities announced December 4.

On May 12, 17-year-old New Brunswick Karla Mejia, now 18, was driving through North Brunswick with two youths when she crashed head-on with another car, according to Middlesex ...

Forum Examines Issues with Justice System

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills and the Central Jersey Community Coalition hosted a dialogue recently which addressed the issues facing those involved with the modern American criminal justice system.

The event was organized by Caroline Hann, who is a part of the advocate performance group META theatre company.

The evening opened with words from ...

South Brunswick: Township Pastor Charged With Having Sex With Teen

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township pastor of a New Brunswick church is charged with having “an ongoing” sexual relationship with a city teen, officials said Friday.

According to a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Press release Friday afternoon, Kendall Park resident, and All Nations Church pastor Manuel Mora, 52, was arrested and charged today with having sex with a ...

City agrees to $172K settlement with former cop

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city has agreed to a $172,000 settlement with former police officer Steve Middleton, years after he filed a lawsuit against the city alleging racial discrimination.

Middleton, an African American​, served as a​ New Brunswick police officer for nearly two decades​. He​ alleged that he was repeatedly overlooked for promotions, frequently subjected to racial ...

Somerset County: Nanny Charged with Abuse of Nine-Month-Old


SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 38-year-old Paterson woman has been charged with abusing a nine-month-old infant from Bernards Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Laura M. Gonzalez of East 22nd Street, Paterson, has been charged with second degree endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth degree child abuse.

The Somerset County ...

Three suspects indicted in connection with fatal shooting of New Brunswick man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three suspects believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man have been indicted by a grand jury​.

The three suspects, Michael Martin, 26, and Rayshawn Riddick, 31, both of Newark, and Diana Williams, 26 of New Brunswick, each face a five-count indictment in connection with the shooting, according to a statement from Middlesex County ...

Somerset Doctor's License Temporarily Suspended due to 'Inappropriate Behaviors’


SOMERSET, NJ - A state board temporarily suspended a local pain doctor’s license for allegedly calling a client "drug addict", waving a knife in the air with a room full of patients, and other inappropriate behavior, according to court documents.

On Oct. 27, Franklin Township Police summoned a Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS) to the Veronica ...

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