Law & Justice

Driver in Fatal Short Hills Mall Carjacking Sentenced

Basim Henry Credits: NJ Department of Corrections

NEWARK, NJ - Basim Henry, the driver in the deadly shooting at the Short Hills Mall on December 15, 2013, was sentenced to life plus ten years for his role in the killing. Hoboken lawyer Dustin Freidland was gunned down during a carjacking in front of his wife in the parking garage. 

Henry, 36, of South Orange was convicted of murder and felony murder in March of this year.  Henry was also convicted of conspiracy to commit carjacking, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Friedland and his wife were shopping at The Mall at Short Hills just 10 days before Christmas in 2013 when Henry and three others carjacked the couple, taking their 2012 Range Rover, and fatally shooting Friedland.

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Henry was the driver of the getaway car.

The three others involved in the crime --- Kevin Roberts, 39, of Newark, Karif Ford, 35, of Newark, and Hanif Thompson, 32, of Irvington  --- are expected to be tried separately. The date for their trials have not yet been set.

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