Kendall Howard, Who Plead Not Guilty, Will Appear in Court November 9 for Detention Hearing
Kendall Howard, who is charged with the attempted murder of two police officers, plead not guilty in his first court appearance, conducted virtually November 3 before Judge Jude Nkama.
Public Defender George Shire said “not guilty” on Howard’s behalf to the four charges brought against him: attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. When asked by the judge if he understood the charges, Howard, who appeared from inside Essex County Jail, where he is being held, answered “yes.” Alexander Albu,Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor, represented the state in the hearing.
Authorities allege that Howard shot the two officers on the afternoon of November 1 as they tried to question him near Chancellor Avenue and Van Velsor Place, Newark. Both officers were transported to University Hospital in Newark for treatment and survived.
Howard will appear in court next on the morning of Wednesday, November 9, for a detention hearing before Judge Michael Ravin.