Two Men Sentenced to More than 100 Years for 2017 Maplewood Triple Murder

June 28, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Lavelle Davis, 38, of Galloway and Jimmy Mays, 35, of Egg Harbor Township, were sentenced to more than 100 years in New Jersey State Prison for murdering three people in Maplewood in 2017, stated Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino on Wednesday.

Mays was sentenced to 153 years and Davis to 138 years for killing and torturing Lance Frasier, 44, of Newark, and ...

Council members question police psychologist contract

Newark, NJ—Members of the council raised questions and expressed concerns today at a special meeting about a contract with the doctor who does the examinations for police academy recruits.

North Ward Council Member Anibal Ramos Jr. started the questioning over a resolution to ratify and authorize a contract not to exceed $264,875 with Nicole J. Rafanello for Clinical and Forensic ...

Mayor Ras Baraka’s Ex-Treasurer Admits Embezzlement and Fraud

Newark,NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka's former campaign treasurer pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $220,000 in campaign funds.

Frederick Murphy Jr., of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Newark to three federal counts charging him with wire fraud, bank fraud, and tax evasion before Chief Judge Jose L. Linares.

Murphy served as the treasurer for ...

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