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cathieq
08-05-2007, 11:40 PM
Has this been posted?

NEWARK, N.J. — Four young people were shot in the head at close range in a school parking lot, killing all but one, authorities said Sunday.
The victims were shot overnight after they were lined up against a back wall near a set of bleachers at the K-8 Mount Vernon School, prosecutor's office spokesman Paul Loriquet said...
http://tinyurl.com/3276nt

I just happened on this article by accident.

SewingDeb
08-05-2007, 11:46 PM
What a terrible crime. The article says the victims were all good kids and some things were stolen.

philamena
08-06-2007, 12:45 AM
This is scary. Think of all the good kids who are just that--GOOD, but some how get mixed up with the wrong crowd or simply get mixed up with 1 bad apple. Shot in the head no less. What a terrible crime. :(

Taximom
08-06-2007, 02:43 AM
Oops, I just posted a thread about this. I'll see if I can delete it or bring some links here... Sorry!

Taximom
08-06-2007, 02:44 AM
Here's what I posted on the other thread which I'll delete:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/ny...on&oref=slogin (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/nyregion/06newark.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion&oref=slogin)

NEWARK, Aug. 5 — The authorities were struggling to explain one of Newark’s most chilling slaughters in recent memory after three young friends were lined up against a schoolyard wall and shot dead late Saturday. A fourth person survived a gunshot.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/08/06/nyregion/06newark.1902.jpg



Terrance Aeriel, 18, a student at Delaware State University.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/08/06/nyregion/06newark.MAP.jpg The New York Times




“This appears to have been an execution-style type of murder,” Paul M. Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County prosecutor, Paula T. Dow, said on Sunday.
Investigators had no suspects and seemed to have few clues about what unfolded at the schoolyard, which is near the tip of Ivy Hill Park in a neighborhood of tree-hemmed streets speckled with modest homes and brick high-rises.
(more at that link)

More links:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292200,00.html
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/200...in_newark.html (http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2007/08/four_killed_in_newark.html)

jantel74
08-06-2007, 01:20 PM
That is awful. I wonder what the motivation for this was? It seems like killing/attempting to kill four people is a bit extreme if the shooter just wanted to steal a few things.

petra
08-06-2007, 03:18 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20145099/

How tragic!!! What a crazy world this is:( :( :(

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NEWARK, N.J. - Three friends were forced to kneel against a wall behind an elementary school and were shot to death at close range, and a fourth was found about 30 feet away with gunshot and knife wounds to her head, police said.
All were from Newark and planned to attend Delaware State University this fall.
Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow said authorities didn't have any suspects ................................

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I just read this happened Sat night.

T-Rex
08-06-2007, 03:54 PM
Local word is it was a gang initiation--"Spanish" gang--although I don't know about that.

NewMom2003
08-06-2007, 04:10 PM
How horrible and scary. :(

Prayers for their families.

Masterj
08-06-2007, 04:12 PM
The heat is really on Newark Mayor Cory Booker these days as the murder rate continues to increases, which I think is pretty unfair. Newark was ruled by corruption for so long that I think it is going to take him a while to get a handle on the corruption and violence.

What a horrible tragedy.

Paladin
08-06-2007, 04:33 PM
Blah, that sucks. There was no need to kill these kids.

cathieq
08-08-2007, 01:17 AM
NEWARK, Aug. 7 — Through a survivor’s account and other evidence, investigators here were close to identifying at least one suspect involved in the Saturday night killings of three friends in Newark, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday...
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/08/nyregion/08newark.html

montana_16
08-08-2007, 04:45 AM
We need to get the National Guard back home and do whatever else we can do to concentrate on the violence that is going on right here in our cities, in our country.

We could clean this up if those in office cared about the people who have to live in these war-zone cities.

It's going to take an all out concentrated effort and it should be done NOW. It's been ignored too long because quite frankly not many care about the people who this is directly affecting.

These three young lives matter as much as anyone else's does.

petra
08-08-2007, 07:06 AM
Oh man, this exectution murder of three shining younglives just hits me in the gut. I can not even read the article.

It is just so so sad.

cathieq
08-08-2007, 11:53 PM
NEWARK, Aug. 8 — The lone survivor of a schoolyard shooting that left three college students dead on Saturday night has identified a suspect in a photo array, investigators involved with the case said on Wednesday...
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/09/nyregion/09newark.html?ref=nyregion (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/09/nyregion/09newark.html?ref=nyregion)

...But the Essex County prosecutor’s office, saying there was not enough evidence, has declined to authorize an arrest warrant for the man...

FACE-IT
08-09-2007, 09:06 AM
CNN--There has been an arrest in this case, one juvenile--hopefully more news soon.

Taximom
08-09-2007, 10:13 AM
Another "juvenile". :(

FACE-IT
08-09-2007, 10:58 AM
Teen arrested in N.J. schoolyard deaths

NEWARK, N.J. - Police arrested a 15-year-old boy in the killings of three college students in a schoolyard, shootings considered jarring even in a city used to violence, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The teen was arrested Wednesday night, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Four friends, ages 18 to 20, were shot while hanging out in a school yard Saturday night. Authorities have said robbery appeared to be the motive. Three of the victims — Terrance Aeriel, 18, Dashon Harvey, 20; and Iofemi Hightower, 20 — were forced to kneel against a wall and were shot at close range. The fourth, 19-year-old Natasha Aeriel, Terrance Aeriel's sister, survived a wound to her head and is hospitalized.

Despite being under sedation for periods, Natasha Aeriel has been providing authorities with information about the shootings, Mayor Cory A. Booker said.

The killings brought unwanted publicity to the city, which has struggled for years with violent crime. Residents and law enforcement organizations have donated $150,000 to aid the victims' families and to a reward fund. "This is a defining moment for our city. The crime is not going to define Newark but our response to it," Booker said Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." All four victims were planning to attend Delaware State University this fall. Instead, three were to be buried Saturday in separate services.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070809/ap_on_re_us/schoolyard_killings

Taximom
08-09-2007, 11:02 AM
15 years old. :behindbar

I can't get over that.

Thanks for the update, Buzz.

FACE-IT
08-09-2007, 11:36 AM
Police also have an arrest warrant out for Jose Carranza, a 31 year old Hispanic male. The 15 year old is a Latino, also.

ceeaura
08-09-2007, 12:10 PM
This is so scary!!Prayers to their family and friends.

Why does it always seem bad things,very bad things happen mainly to good people?? Its just so sad.

cheko1
08-09-2007, 12:26 PM
So sad..........my heart & prayers goes out to all the families!

T-Rex
08-09-2007, 01:34 PM
The second suspect surrendered...
http://www.nj.com/

"Moments after officials announced a manhunt for the prime suspect in the Newark schoolyard slayings, Mayor Cory Booker's chief of staff pulled the mayor away from the press conference and whispered in his ear.
The suspect, Jose Carranza, 28, wanted to surrender. And he wanted to surrender to Booker in person."

Masterj
08-09-2007, 02:33 PM
I wonder why he wanted to surrender to Cory. That seems odd to me.

I'm very disappointed that the media released the surviving victim's name. Now she has to worry about retaliation after identifying their attackers.

Taximom
08-09-2007, 02:40 PM
This is so scary!!Prayers to their family and friends.

Why does it always seem bad things,very bad things happen mainly to good people?? Its just so sad.

Yeah, ceeaura, wouldn't it be nice if all the bad people just took out their own?

I can't read about this case in detail because my heart aches when I think of how scared those kids were during their last moments. It literally makes me sick.

txsvicki
08-10-2007, 03:21 AM
I feel so bad for one of the boy's Dad who has been speaking out on the value of family and knowing where your kids are and doing things with them. Raising them right. He said that he has hardly ate or slept in days.

Taximom
08-10-2007, 09:40 AM
Nice that Carranza was out on bail after raping a CHILD.

And an illegal immigrant.

FACE-IT
08-10-2007, 09:49 AM
Nice that Carranza was out on bail after raping a CHILD.

And an illegal immigrant.An illegal immigrant from Peru.

Reannan
08-10-2007, 02:02 PM
So this piece of crap that they have arrested was previously charged with the rape of a 5 year old girl! What an asset to the human race! I have flushed things down the toilet that had more value than he does. :furious:
http://tinyurl.com/22g9ds

FACE-IT
08-10-2007, 02:46 PM
CNN - 3rd suspect in custody.

FACE-IT
08-10-2007, 02:51 PM
So this piece of crap that they have arrested was previously charged with the rape of a 5 year old girl! What an asset to the human race! I have flushed things down the toilet that had more value than he does. :furious:
http://tinyurl.com/22g9dsIt bothers me that he was in this country illegally and has obviously been in trouble numerous times--he should have been deported a long time ago. He probably would have come right back in, like so many others do.

MREG2
08-10-2007, 03:18 PM
It bothers me that he was in this country illegally and has obviously been in trouble numerous times--he should have been deported a long time ago. He probably would have come right back in, like so many others do.


He needs more done that just to be deported. :banghead:

cathieq
08-10-2007, 10:09 PM
Another 15 yr. old is being held.
...Investigators believe up to five people participated in the crime...
http://tinyurl.com/22mruj

FACE-IT
08-11-2007, 01:53 PM
Warrant issued for 4th suspect in Newark killings

Rodolfo (aka Gomez) Godinez. Fourth suspect in Newark triple homicide.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a fourth suspect wanted in connection with last weekend's execution-style killings that left three Newark college students dead and a fourth seriously injured, authorities said this morning.

Rodolfo Godinez, 24, also known as Rodolfo Gomez, a Nicaraguan national whose last known addresses were in the Ivy Hill section of Newark is being sought by authorities. Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy called Godinez "a principal player" and said he would be charged with three counts of murder, felony murder and weapons charges.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2007/08/funeral_services_today_for_3_n.html

Taximom
08-11-2007, 10:58 PM
Possible sexual assault prior to the murders:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292911,00.html
FOX 5 New York reported that a sexual attack may have occurred before college students Terrance Aeriel, Iofemi Hightower and Dashon Harvey were shot to death, and 19-year old Natasha Aerial was critically wounded.

and

Prosecutors said they did not immediately recall if Carranza's immigration status was known when he was granted bail on the two indictments, and whether they opposed granting bail.
It is rare for illegal immigrants to be granted bail, especially when charged with serious crimes, said Alan L. Zegas, a noted New Jersey defense lawyer (more at link)

cathieq
08-12-2007, 03:36 AM
How do I teach social skills (respect, virtue, teamwork, compassion, etc.) to clients...How do I teach socially acceptable behavior to children who have been beat down, abused, cast out, ignored, etc...when everyday in the news I read that crime does pay?

Like the 4th suspect who was ordered deported in 1993? Godinez is still here and more dangerous and not a **** thing has been done to him for any of his previous crimes!

And here I am trying to teach children that to function in the world one has to obey the laws and operate within the socially acceptable boundaries. Come on, guys...this is crazy.

FACE-IT
08-18-2007, 01:16 PM
Haven't seen the article yet, but they caught the other suspect---Rudolfo ??--news should follow.

Taximom
08-18-2007, 01:29 PM
Good news, Buzz. Thanks for the update.

dark_shadows
08-18-2007, 07:38 PM
Two suspects were captured in Washington, DC. They are apparently half brothers. This brings the list to five.
link (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293700,00.html)
Respectfully,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
08-19-2007, 04:31 PM
link (http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=6952558)

A sixth suspect was arrested.
Melvin Jovel, 18 years old. His bail is 2 million dollars.


Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Filly
08-19-2007, 07:35 PM
An illegal immigrant from Peru.

He's Peruvian, huh? How many illegal immigrants can we keep allowing to commit crimes and just walk off. In Philly years ago a little girl was raped and murdered. All these years later thanks to Nevada's LE he gave DNA. Bam, there he is. Now they can't find him since he was deported. No doubt he's back in the States, and living in the basement of one of twenty houses on each block of my hood. The funeral of those poor kids was so sad. Sad indeed. Bright, young and hopeful. Then this.

chicoliving
06-12-2008, 07:31 PM
Police may have found the smoking gun — literally — that could ensure convictions for six suspects in the gruesome, execution-style murders of three college-bound New Jersey youths.

The gun, a .357-caliber revolver, was recovered from the Long Island, N.Y., house of a reputed MS-13 gang member, and it may have been used in several other killings, authorities said Thursday.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,366142,00.html

Masterj
06-12-2008, 07:53 PM
Police may have found the smoking gun — literally — that could ensure convictions for six suspects in the gruesome, execution-style murders of three college-bound New Jersey youths.

The gun, a .357-caliber revolver, was recovered from the Long Island, N.Y., house of a reputed MS-13 gang member, and it may have been used in several other killings, authorities said Thursday.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,366142,00.html

That is HUGE news!!!!! Thanks so much for posting chico!

JoeFromLB
11-07-2010, 01:20 AM
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iqA5PgG_oaPUr27c8DhouIZ8G2jw?docId=e64eef0c5 c1e4693abcdf6f8c46e9678

November 4, 2010

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who admitted pulling the trigger in the execution-style killings of three college students in a schoolyard was sentenced Thursday to three consecutive life terms in a case that jolted New Jersey's largest city into dealing with its crime problem.

Melvin Jovel, 21, pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and weapons charges days before his trial was to begin in September.

Prosecutors said Jovel and five other young men lined up Iofemi Hightower and Dashon Harvey, both 20, and 18-year-old Terrance Aeriel, against a schoolyard wall in Newark and shot each of them in the back of the head on a summer night in 2007.

A fourth victim survived and testified at the first trial in the case that she was sexually assaulted, slashed with a machete and shot in the head.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/media/ALeqM5iCtee4uBNcZ3dyYufW_95GfVbzsA?docId=3cde3be54 c794058bd8a6c055d972d4d&size=s2

(He'll be eligible for parole in about 208 years.)