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 suit, brought by the families of the victims and a fourth victim who survived the attack, claims the Mount Vernon School was negligent by leaving the playground open at night when it was a known gang hangout.
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.
Jose Carranza is charged with murder as well as sexually assaulting the only one of the four victims to survive the 2007 attack.
One of the six men and boys charged with the execution-style murders of three friends in Newark, N.J., in 2007 is mulling a plea offer from prosecutors.
The second trial in the Newark schoolyard killings case, which brought the violence-plagued city into the national spotlight, got underway Tuesday.
A man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the execution-style slayings of three friends in a New Jersey schoolyard.
A statement given to police by one of the juveniles charged in the execution-style slayings of three friends in 2007 is not admissible because he wasn’t adequately informed of his Miranda rights, a state appeals court ruled today.