Police Involved Non-Fatal Shooting in Irvington

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Professional Standards Bureau, along with the Irvington Police Department Internal Affairs Unit, are investigating a police involved shooting of a 15-year-old Newark juvenile. The non-fatal shooting occurred in Irvington. The preliminary investigation indicates that at…

Elderly Woman Killed in Her Irvington Home

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an 88-year-old Irvington woman was killed in her home. The victim has been identified as Casetta Blunt, 88, of Campfield Street. She was discovered in her home shortly after midnight and pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is pending autopsy. Next of…

Twenty year-old Orange Man Shot and Killed

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that a 20-year-old Orange man was shot and killed. The victim has been identified at Anthony Williams, 20, of Orange. He was fatally shot on the corner of Pierson and Hickory at approximately 11:36 p.m. He was transported to University Hospital in Newark. He was pronounced…

Linden Man Killed in Fatal Motorcycle Incident

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that a Linden man sustained fatal injuries in a motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of Route 1 and 9 in Newark. The victim has been identified as Marcin Kotowski, 21, of Linden. The collision occurred at approximately 1:08 am. Kotowski and three other individuals were…

88-Year-Old Woman Fatally Stabbed

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the preliminary autopsy results indicate 88-year-old Casetta Blunt was fatally stabbed in her Irvington home. At approximately 12:25 AM Irvington Police responded to the home, located at 18-20 Campfield Street, after receiving a report of an elderly woman found unconscious. The victim was pronounced dead…

Two Elizabeth Men Indicted for Double Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County grand jury returned a 37-count indictment charging Anwar Crockett, 31, and Ali Karim, 30, both of Elizabeth with murder, felony murder, carjacking, robbery, arson, eluding and multiple drug and weapons charges. Both men were charged with murdering Reginald Wilson, 27, of Elizabeth and…

Orange Man Indicted for Maplewood Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an indictment was returned by an Essex County Grand Jury charging defendant John Staten, 32, of Orange with the March 14, 2010 murder of Arthur S. Downey, III. Staten and Downey, 27, met in a chat room and then arranged to meet in person. Downey was…

Man Indicted for Killing Roommate

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today an Essex County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Howard Grant, 22, of Newark with the December 6, 2010 death of Sebastian Williams, 24, also of Newark. Grant was indicted on aggravated manslaughter charges for fatally stabbing Williams. Grant was also indicted on two weapons offenses.…

East Orange Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today Julio C. Gomezmarte, 45, of East Orange was arrested without incident at his home this morning and charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. At approximately 6:05 am detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit and East Orange Police…