A 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.”