Suspect in Newark NJ Stabbing Death Enters Not Guilty Plea

The suspect in a Newark NJ stabbing death has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The 40-year-old suspect made a brief appearance in Essex County Superior Court to enter not guilty pleas to a homicide charge. He also pleaded not guilty to several weapons offenses.

The suspect reportedly did not speak during his court appearance; instead, he let his defense attorney enter the pleas on his behalf.

After appearing in court, the suspect was taken back to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, where he is being held on $750,000 cash bond.

The suspect is accused of stabbing a 34-year-old woman to death in her apartment in September. The suspect and the woman reportedly lived in separate residences in an apartment complex located on the 300 block of Goldsmith Avenue in Newark. Although the suspects allegedly knew each other, it is not believed that they had a relationship.

The victim lived with her one-year-old daughter. Thankfully, the daughter was unharmed in the attack.

If the suspect is convicted of first degree murder, he could end up spending the rest of his life behind bars. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, homicide is a first degree felony. Although first degree felonies are ordinarily punishable by a maximum of 20 years in NJ State Prison, homicide is treated differently under the New Jersey Criminal Code. Anyone who is convicted of first degree homicide in New Jersey may be sentenced to life in state prison, with a minimum sentence of 30 years.

For more information about this case, see the article entitled “Man Pleads Not Guilty in Stabbing Death of Newark Mother.”

Millburn NJ Police Investigating Reported Thefts at Office Buildings
Newark Man Arrested, Accused of Attempted Murder of NJ State Trooper
Client Reviews
testimonials reviews
  • "Travis Tormey is the only lawyer I seek out to handle my legal affairs. Over the last four years, I have used Mr. Tormey’s services on numerous occasions to my great benefit. He promptly returns my messages, takes the time..."

  • "Travis Tormey is a superb attorney. He is skilled and knowledgeable. He handled my case with respect, kindness and quiet assurance. I would trust him with all future legal needs. He has many contacts in the legal profession..."

  • "Mr. Tormey is a consummate professional. Our case was sensitive and complicated and unusually lengthy for a juvenile case. For 8 months Mr. Tormey faithfully worked our case and never failed to show for court once. Punctual, disciplined..."

  • "Travis Tormey is an outstanding attorney. He helped me tremendously, more so than I ever could have imagined. He handled all aspects of my case with compassion, respect, and immense competence. He is a skilled and knowledge..."

  • "I was extremely nervous and anticipating the worst situation possible for my cases. Travis was a very reliable lawyer and everyone at his firm was extremely helpful. Travis went above and beyond inside and outside of the court room for me! ..."

Our Offices

Hackensack Law Office

254 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601

Get Directions Hackensack Law Office

Newark Law Office

1 Gateway Center, Suite 2600 Newark, NJ 07102

Get Directions Newark Law Office