Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Carjacking

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Honorable Michael L. Ravin, J.S.C., sentenced Raheem Battles, 32, of Orange to 20 years in state prison for carjacking. On March 20, 2012, the victim, a 53-year-old Livingston man, was carjacked by Battles in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on Main…

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Essex County Sheriff’s Officer Indicted

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the State Grand Jury returned a four-count indictment charging an Essex County Sheriff’s Officer with official misconduct, criminal restraint, criminal coercion and terroristic threats. During the late night hours of Oct. 5, 2012 and the early morning hours of Oct. 6, 2012, John P. Warnock,…

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Woman Found Guilty of Murdering Mother of Three

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an Essex County jury convicted Nadiyah Venable, 23, of Newark of murder, felony murder, conspiracy, burglary and weapons offenses for the brutal stabbing death of Sha-Ron Moens, a 29-year-old mother of three. In a trial before the Honorable Sherry Hutchins-Henderson, J.S.C., the jury deliberated for…

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