Newark Man Charged in Fatal Shooting

There has been an arrest in the homicide that occurred in the Vailsburg section of Newark last evening, whereby a 16-year old victim was fatally shot. Kristin Best, 18, of Newark, he has been charged with Aggravated Manslaughter, Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for unlawful purpose. These charges are mere accusations.…

Suspect Shot in East Orange Chase

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that East Orange Police pursued a vehicle into Irvington last night after observing a 2004 Honda Accord being driven erratically. At approximately 1050 P.M., officers observed the vehicle being driven erratically by a lone driver in the area of Cambridge Street. The driver, Robert Hayward, 39 of…

Newark Man Convicted of Murder

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today Ibn Muhammad, 25, of Newark was found guilty of murder by an Essex County jury for killing Jeffrey Christopher, 23, also of Newark. The jury also convicted Muhammad of one count of tampering with a witness by force and multiple weapons offenses. Assistant Prosecutor Naazneen Khan…

Newark Man Arrested for Child Pornography

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Luis A. Vazquez, 20, of Newark was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, specifically by distributing child pornography, a 2nd degree crime and by possessing child pornography, a 4th degree crime. Following the execution of a search warrant…

South Orange Man Admits Torching Car

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Keontrae Lawrence, 22, of South Orange plead guilty to 2nd degree aggravated arson today before the Honorable Joseph Cassini 3rd, Judge of the Superior Court. Assistant Prosecutor Michael Morris said the incident occurred on Feb. 10, 2009 at the location of 114 Eastern Parkway, Irvington.…