Michael Marrara Jr., 32, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter, child endangerment and hindering apprehension, Bergen County prosecutors announced Wednesday.
According to prosecutors, Karen Stewart, 21, of Prospect Park allegedly beat the boy to death because he would not stop crying.
Authorities say an investigation showed that Rohit Maddineni had been drinking before he got behind the wheel of the car with two other passengers.
Demetrius Minor of Gloucester Township must serve 85 percent of his term before becoming eligible for parole.
A recent report from the Advocates for Children group shows a steep drop in the number of reports of suspected child abuse and neglect substantiated by the Division of Youth and Family Services.
A mother accused of starving an 8-year-old girl to death remains held on $500,000 bail.
Vendette Ovilde was charged with aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment after allegedly starving her 8-year-old daughter to death.
A Newark man who fatally shot a 14-year-old city boy last summer has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison.
Three reputed Bloods gang members are headed to state prison for their roles in the fatal group beating and stabbing of a Paterson teen.