A Newark man who was previously convicted on two counts of murder has now been sentenced for the homicides: he will serve life in New Jersey State Prison.
The suspect is a 30-year-old man from Newark, NJ. He reportedly shot and killed the owner of a mini-mart located on Myrtle Avenue in Irvington, NJ.
According to Essex County NJ prosecutors, the suspect was one of four men who robbed the owner of the Irvington Mini-Market. During the robbery, he reportedly used a handgun to shoot and kill the victim. (The victim was from Parsippany, NJ.)
Later, the suspect and his accomplices fled the scene and allegedly committed a carjacking. During the carjacking, the suspect allegedly murdered a 74-year-old man.
The suspect was apprehended and charged with numerous crimes, including felony murder, aggravated manslaughter, armed robbery, carjacking, conspiracy, and weapons offenses.
Now the Newark NJ suspect has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders. He recently appeared in Essex County Superior Court for a formal sentencing hearing.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Twice-Convicted Killer Gets Life Plus 30 Years for Mini-Mart Slaying.”