A reputed Long Island gang member who was added to the FBI’s most-wanted list last week pleaded not guilty Monday to the 2010 execution-style killings of his girlfriend and her toddler son.
Gerardo Gomez was convicted last November on multiple counts including robbery, murder and attempted murder.
Jury selection has started in the case of the final defendant to stand trial in the 2007 execution-style murders of three college-bound people at a Newark playground.
The third of six defendants in a gruesome triple murder in Newark was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
The verdict comes on the fourth day of deliberations for 20-year-old Alexander Alfaro, who faces 17 counts including murder, felony murder and robbery.
Alexander Alfaro faces 17 counts including murder, felony murder and robbery.
Alexander Alfaro faces 17 counts including murder, felony murder and robbery. His trial began on March 1.
Alexander Alfaro claimed he was coerced into giving a confession, saying a Newark police detective told him to make a false statement when he was arrested two weeks after the murders.
There is explosive testimony from one of six men charged in a 2007 triple murder in a Newark schoolyard.
Prosecutors contended Alexander Alfaro wielded a machete during the attack.
The sole survivor of the Newark schoolyard murders took the witness stand Wednesday. On trial was Alexander Alfaro, accused in the killings of three friends and the attempted murder of a fourth in August of 2007.
Trenton police said officers observed problems between the Latin Kings and MS-13.