The families of three college-bound friends murdered in a Newark schoolyard in 2007 have reached a $5 million settlement Tuesday in a lawsuit against the city and state.
The survivor of a vicious 2007 schoolyard attack that left three college-bound friends dead still suffers from nightmares and depression from the ambush, though she has been able to graduate from college and hold a job.
The survivor of an attack that killed three college-aged friends in 2007 testified in a civil trial against the school district Monday that she felt safe entering the New Jersey schoolyard, but once attacked thought she might die.
School security procedures were the focus Tuesday, as a civil trial resumed in connection with the 2007 execution-style schoolyard killings that left three college-bound friends dead.
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.