Man Found Guilty of Murdering Grandmother

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County jury convicted Phillip Holden, 40, of Newark of murdering Karen Cunningham, 55, also of Newark. Mrs. Cunningham had gone to the store to buy a bag of potato chips. She was stepping into her car when she was caught in the crossfire. She…

Suspected Murder/Suicide in East Orange

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that a man opened fire on his girlfriend in East Orange, killing her in the apartment they shared, and then turned the gun on himself committing suicide. Last night East Orange Police responded to 377 North Grove Street on a report of a shooting. When they…

Newark Shooting Victim Dies

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today Anthony Rogers, 22, of Newark died today. Rogers was shot multiple times on May 31 in Newark in the vicinity of 89 Littleton Avenue. He was transported to University Hospital where he remained until today when he was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. The Essex County…

Irvington High School Teacher Indicted for Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Sharonda Wilson, 32, of Irvington with the September 30, 2010 death of Erik Stubblefield, 38, of Willingboro. Wilson was indicted on murder charges for fatally stabbing Stubblefield at her home. Wilson was also indicted on two weapons…

Man Indicted for Murder of Transgender Female

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Alrashim Chambers, 24, of Newark with the September 12, 2010 murder of Victoria Carmen White, 28, of Newark. In addition to murder, Chambers was indicted on count of bias intimidation and two weapons offenses arising from his…

13-year-old Shot and Killed in Newark

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 300 block of South Orange Avenue in Newark late last night. At approximately 11:30 PM police responded to a report of shots fired. The victim, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, has been identified as Dante Young, 13,…