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.
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.