Orange NJ Homicide ChargesAn Orange NJ man was recently sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter charges.

The suspect, a 36-year-old man from Orange, fatally shot someone on February 14, 2016.

The victim was a 31-year-old resident of Newark, New Jersey. He was shot and killed in a car and then taken to Rose Terrace in Newark’s South Ward. According to Essex County NJ prosecutors, the suspect dumped the victim’s body in a driveway on Rose Terrace.

The following day, the victim’s body was discovered.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Newark Police Department investigated the homicide and soon identified the suspect as the probable shooter. The suspect was arrested without incident in March 2016.

Prosecutors brought criminal charges for first degree murder against the suspect, but the charges were reduced to aggravated manslaughter and unlawful possession of a handgun in accordance with a plea deal.

Now the suspect is headed to prison after an Essex County Superior Court judge signed off on the plea agreement. The judge sentenced the suspect to 23 years in New Jersey State Prison.

To learn more about this case, read the article, “Orange Man Sentenced After Frozen Remains Found in Newark.”