An East Orange NJ man faces criminal charges for first degree murder in connection with the violent killings of three individuals in Newark, NJ.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect murdered three people in January 2016. The suspect reportedly strangled one person at a Newark residence and then fatally shot the two other victims outside a different residence in Newark, New Jersey.
Two of the victims were ex-girlfriends of the suspect. Additionally, one of the victims reportedly had a restraining order against the suspect at the time of her death.
The 27-year-old suspect is from East Orange, New Jersey. He faces numerous criminal charges, including felony murder, desecration of human remains, endangering the welfare of a child, hindering apprehension, burglary, theft by unlawful taking, unlawful possession of a weapon.
The suspect recently made an appearance in Essex County Superior Court, which is located in Newark, for an arraignment hearing.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of first degree murder, he could end up spending the rest of his life behind bars. The minimum penalty for first degree murder in New Jersey is 30 years in state prison.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Suspect Charged with Killing 2 Ex-Girlfriends, Man, Pleads Not Guilty.”