A Newark New Jersey man recently pleaded guilty to charges of murdering a Jersey City woman.
The suspect, and three other men, allegedly committed the homicide on June 19, 2012. Prior to murdering the 29-year-old victim, the suspect and his alleged accomplices abducted her as she walked along a street in Jersey City, NJ. During the kidnapping, at least one of the men reportedly had a handgun.
After snatching the victim, the suspect and his accomplices allegedly put her in a vehicle and drove to Newark, NJ.
Law enforcement later found the victim’s body in a vacant townhouse in Newark. The victim died due to several gunshot wounds.
The suspect is a 27-year-old man from Newark, New Jersey. He was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including first degree murder and kidnapping. He eventually worked out a plea agreement with Essex County NJ prosecutors. Under the terms of the plea deal, the suspect will probably avoid being sentenced to life in New Jersey State Prison.
At this time, prosecutors have yet to reveal what the suspect’s motive for the kidnapping and murder might have been.
The three other suspects in the homicide case also face criminal charges for murder. One of the other suspects, a 28-year-old man from Irvington NJ, pleaded guilty in October 2014 and is still awaiting official sentencing. (There have been several delays in the case.)
The other two homicide suspects, a 41-year-old Newark NJ male and a 40-year-old Hillside male, are expected to stand trial later this year in Essex County Superior Court.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Suspect Admits Role in Kidnapping, Killing of Jersey City Mother of 5.”