Philander Hampton

Lee Evans was acquitted of the 1978 murders of five Newark teenagers in 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

Lee Evans, NJ Man Acquitted In Murder Of 5 Teens, Sues

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.

04/08/2014

Lee Evans (credit: CBS 2)

Lee Evans Acquitted Of Murdering 5 Newark Teens In 1978

Jurors found Lee Evans not guilty of ten murder-related charges.

11/23/2011

Lee Evans (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Denies Mistrial Motion In NJ Missing Teens Case From 30 Years Ago

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.

11/15/2011

Lee Evans (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Selection To Begin In Trial Of Man Charged In 1978 Newark Murders

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.

10/21/2011

Philander Hampton (credit: Essex County Prosecutor)

Philander Hampton Admits To Murdering Newark Teens In 1978

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.

08/30/2011

Trial Date Set For NJ’s Coldest Case

A state Superior Court judge in Newark set a May 2 trial date for Lee Evans of Irvington and his cousin, Philander Hampton of Jersey City, who are charged with murdering five Newark teens in 1978.

01/04/2011