essex-county-prosecutor Headlines

  • Jury convicts driver who crashed stolen car, killing his 18-year-old friend

    The 18-year-old was ejected from the vehicle at end of the 70-mph chase. The driver who led police on a high-speed chase though the streets of Newark, ultimately crashing a stolen car and killing his friend, has been convicted by a jury in the death. Mutah Brown, 21, of Newark, could be sentenced to as much as 20 years after his conviction Thursday on aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges. The crash on May 6, 2017 killed Quadir K. Jackson, 18, of...

    www.nj.com
  • Basketball coach preyed on 12-year-old while coaching girls team: prosecutor

    Prosecutors say he was coaching a team of girls from throughout the region at the time of the alleged assault. Kevin Jimenez. (Essex County Prosecutor's Office) A coach of a regional girls basketball team is facing sexual assault charges after prosecutors say he preyed on a 12-year-old girl earlier this year. In a statement, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said Jimenez, a former coach at Good Shepherd Academy in Nutley, was affiliated with an Amateur Athletics...

    NJ.com
  • 23-year-old man shot to death in Orange

    The Irvington man was gunned down on the 300 block of Park Avenue A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in Orange on Tuesday morning, authorities said.  Neil Myer, of Irvington, was struck by gunfire around midnight and found outside on the 300 block of Park Avenue, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. Myer was brought to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m.  Additional information about the circumstances that led to the...

    NJ.com