Lee Evans filed a civil suit in Superior Court in Newark against the Essex County prosecutor’s office, the Newark Police Department and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.
Jurors found Lee Evans not guilty of ten murder-related charges.
The trial of a New Jersey man accused of murdering five Newark teenagers more than 30 years ago was marked by tense and emotional exchanges Tuesday.
Lee Evans and and his cousin are accused of luring the boys on Aug. 20, 1978 to an abandoned house, locking them inside and setting the home on fire.
A New Jersey man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering five teenagers in 1978 in what was one of the state’s longest-running cold cases.
Lee Evans, charged with killing five teenage boys, including Michael McDowell , in Newark 32 years ago, posted bail and walked away from the Essex County Jail on Friday.
One of two men accused of killing five Newark teenagers more than three decades ago may walk out of Essex County Jail soon.
Family members of Michael McDowell — one of 5 teenagers killed in Newark more than 30 years ago — are angry and devastated that bail was reduced for the man who is charged with the murders.