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Woman Allegedly Kills Son with Knife in East Orange, NJ

Posted in Homicide

East Orange Homicide SuspectEast Orange, NJ police are investigating the death of a local man. Authorities allege that the victim was stabbed by his mother during a violent dispute.

The victim, a 21-year-old resident of East Orange, reportedly got into a verbal argument with his 37-year-old mom shortly after 1:00 a.m. at a home located on the 100 block of Park Avenue. At some point, the verbal dispute turned physical and the suspect allegedly used a knife to fatally stab the victim.

East Orange cops and paramedics were called to the scene, but were unable to save the stabbing victim’s life.

The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with numerous crimes, including reckless manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon. The suspect also faces domestic violence charges due to her relationship to the victim.

If the suspect is convicted of homicide, she could potentially be sentenced to years behind bars in state prison.

After being arrested, the suspect was moved to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey.

To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Mother Charged in Deadly Stabbing of Son.”

Newark Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident on McCarter Highway

Posted in Traffic Violations

Traffic Violation Attorney in Newark NJNewark law enforcement is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash on the McCarter Highway.

The auto accident happened around 1:00 a.m. A pedestrian was trying to walk across the roadway when a motorist allegedly struck him. The driver then allegedly left the scene of the accident.

The victim was a 43-year-old man who lived in Newark, New Jersey. Emergency responders transported him to nearby University Hospital, but doctors could not save his life. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

It is believed by authorities that the victim was on his way home from the Newark Waterfront Center when he was struck by the car.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force is actively investigating the fatal accident and attempting to determine the identity of the motorist. If the suspect is eventually identified and arrested, that person could be charged with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. Additionally, the suspect could be cited for several traffic violations.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Pedestrian Killed in Newark Hit-and-Run Crash.”

Newark Residents Accused of Stealing Car in Union County, NJ

Posted in Theft Offenses

Newark Auto Theft LawyerFive residents of Essex County NJ have been charged with crimes in Union County after police allegedly caught them in a stolen vehicle.

Cranford patrol cops reportedly saw a 2008 Mercedes commit a traffic violation after midnight. When the police officers tried to get the driver to pull over, he allegedly drove off.

The subsequent police chase, which involved officers with the Cranford Police Department and the Linden Police Department, lasted for two miles. The chase ended when the suspects’ vehicle reportedly struck a median.

The driver and the four passengers in the vehicle allegedly exited the crashed car and tried to flee on foot, but they were quickly apprehended.

The driver, a 24-year-old Irvington man, has been charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, and eluding police.

The four passengers – three Newark residents and one Irvington resident – face charges for receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.

To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “5 Arrested After Crashing Stolen Car Following Police Chase, Cops Say.”

Brothers Killed in Shooting in Newark’s Ironbound Area

Posted in Homicide

Murder Defense Attorney in Newark NJPolice in Newark NJ are investigating a shooting that resulted in two brothers being killed.

The fatal shooting happened in the Ironbound area of Newark in Essex County, NJ.

The victims, a 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old man, were brothers who lived in Newark, New Jersey. According to law enforcement, the brothers got into an argument with someone else – and that argument ended tragically.

Newark police were called to the area of Adam Street and Walnut Street in response to a report of gunshots being fired. When police got to the scene, they found the victims.

Paramedics transported the victims to University Hospital, but doctors were unable to save their lives.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose stated that this recent shooting may have occurred due to the suspect having “easy access to firearms.” Ambrose observed that this has been a major problem in many Newark shootings this year.

If Newark detectives can capture the person responsible for the shooting, he could be charged with first degree murder and weapons offenses.

For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “2 Brothers Killed in Shooting in Newark’s Ironbound.”

Drug Busts in Newark Net Heroin, Cocaine, Handguns

Posted in Drug Crimes

Newark Drug Crime ChargesNewark NJ police conducted a drug crime investigation and ultimately arrested a total of 43 people.

The Newark Police Department started the investigation after getting word of illegal drug distribution throughout Newark.

Newark NJ detectives executed numerous search warrants and, over the course of just one week, made dozens of arrests of individuals accused of selling drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.

Newark law enforcement seized narcotics, firearms, and money believed to represent the proceeds of illegal drug distribution. According to officials, Newark cops confiscated around 1,300 decks of heroin, 223 vials filled with cocaine, 90 bags of marijuana, and 97 prescription pills.

Police also reportedly seized six guns, including two rifles and one shotgun.

The suspects have been charged with various crimes: heroin distribution, cocaine distribution, marijuana possession, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

For additional information, access the NJ.com article, “Newark Sweep: 43 Arrested, $17K in Drugs, 6 Guns Seized.”

Newark Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder in Irvington, NJ

Posted in Homicide

Irvington Robbery Defense AttorneyA Newark, NJ man convicted of murder may be spending the rest of his life behind bars in NJ State Prison.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man from Newark, was accused of killing the owner of a store on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington, New Jersey. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect and three other men were responsible for a robbery that resulted in the death of the victim. The victim was the owner of the Irvington Mini-Market and lived in Parsippany, New Jersey.

During the store robbery, the suspect allegedly used a firearm to fire three gunshots at the victim.

The suspect later fled the area and committed a carjacking that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old man.

Police eventually captured the suspect. He was then charged with felony murder, aggravated manslaughter, armed robbery, carjacking, conspiracy, and weapons offenses.

After being convicted by a jury in Essex County Superior Court, the suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Twice-Convicted Killer Gets Life Plus 30 Years for Mini-Mart Slaying.”

Police Investigate Robbery at Newark Gas Station

Posted in Theft Offenses

Robbery Suspect in Newark NJNewark NJ law enforcement is searching for two men accused of robbing at a local gas station.

The suspects reportedly committed the theft crime just after 12:30 p.m. at the Delta gas station on Clinton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. According to authorities, the suspects entered the station and threatened a gas station worker and a customer.

The suspects allegedly got money from the victims and then exited the station. They were last seen heading south on Fabyan Place.

The Newark Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are currently working together on an investigation into the theft offense. If police can eventually determine the identities of the culprits, the suspects would likely face criminal charges for robbery.

It is also possible that the suspects could face enhanced charges. That’s because the use of a weapon, such as a firearm or a knife, during a theft crime is a first degree felony.

To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Newark Police Looking for Gas Station Robbery Suspects.”

Essex County Police Nab Alleged Heroin Dealers in East Orange

Posted in Drug Crimes

Heroin Attorneys in East Orange NJEssex County law enforcement officials arrested two people and seized a large quantity of heroin in East Orange, NJ.

Detectives with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office conducted surveillance at the intersection of Central Avenue and Halsted Street as part of an investigation into illegal drug activity in the area.

Essex County detectives reportedly saw a 27-year-old Jersey City man drive into a parking lot and then almost immediately attempt to drive away after spotting an East Orange police patrol car.

Authorities pulled over the suspect’s vehicle and then searched the car. That search allegedly led to the discovery of multiple bags filled with heroin. According to officials, the heroin has a street value of approximately $50,000.

The driver, a 27-year-old Jersey City man, was arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes, including heroin distribution and heroin possession.

Meanwhile, the passenger, a 37-year-old man from Kenilworth, was also arrested and charged with drug offenses.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Deputies Seize $59K Worth of Heroin After Traffic Stop.”

Newark Man Accused of Selling Heroin on City Street

Posted in Drug Crimes

Newark Heroin LawyersNewark police officers recently arrested a man accused of distributing drugs on a city street.

The suspect is a 25-year-old man who lives in Newark in Essex County, NJ. He was detained by Newark police officers who reportedly saw him selling illegal drugs near the intersection of 4th Avenue and North 12th Street.

Law enforcement launched an investigation into the suspect after they got complaints from residents about illegal sales of narcotics. The investigation then zeroed in on the suspect, with police reportedly seizing 21 glassine envelopes filled with heroin and around $300 that authorities believe the suspect obtained through the sale of heroin.

The suspect has been charged with multiple drug crimes, including distribution of heroin and distributing narcotics within 1,000 feet of a school.

For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Newark Man Arrested for Dealing Heroin.”

Convicted Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Ex in East Orange

Posted in Homicide

Homicide Attorney in East Orange NJA Watchung man is on his way to prison after he was sentenced for the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend at a residence in East Orange, NJ.

The suspect is a 45-year-old man from Watchung, New Jersey. He was allegedly angry that the victim was trying to break up with him, so he went to the victim’s residence in East Orange and used a firearm to kill her.

The victim tried to run from the suspect, but he reportedly chased her outside the home and shot her three times in front of an approached East Orange police officer. The officer then shot the suspect.

When the killing occurred, the young daughter of both the victim and the suspect was present.

An Essex County jury eventually convicted the suspect first degree murder and a certain persons offense for being a convicted felon unlawfully in possession of a weapon.

Now an Essex County Superior Court judge has sentenced the suspect to life in New Jersey State Prison. At the sentencing hearing, the victim’s sisters said that she was trying to restart her life after fleeing the abusive suspect. Although it is not clear if the victim had obtained a restraining order against the suspect, there is a record of the suspect being arrested for domestic violence assaults.

For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing of Beloved East Orange Teacher.”