February 14, 2012
A South Jersey woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges in connection with a 2010 abduction and carjacking in an Atlantic City casino garage. Jessica Kisby, 26, of Egg Harbor Township, entered guilty pleas on seven counts, including murder, carjacking, auto theft, and weapons offenses. Under a plea agreement, Kisby is to serve 30 years in prison on the murder charge, followed by five years' parole. Kisby also agreed to testify at the trial of her codefendant and boyfriend, Craig Arno, 46, of Atlantic City.
February 6, 2012
JERSEY CITY , N.J. - Jersey City police say an accused carjacker was captured after a picture he took of himself with the victim's cellphone was automatically forwarded to her computer. Omar Richardson, 18, was arrested this week. He remained jailed yesterday on $100,000 bail on armed robbery charges. Police said the 20-year-old victim was carjacked Jan. 29 by a man wearing a ski mask who also stole her phone. The woman had a phone app that automatically sends all its pictures to her computer.
January 7, 2012
ATLANTIC CITY - A judge has ruled that Atlantic City's mayor overstepped his authority when he ordered police not to conduct regular patrols of casino parking garages. Deputy Police Chief Ernest Jubilee had assured the public of a police presence in the garages after a carjacking in September left one tourist dead and his girlfriend seriously injured. Mayor Lorenzo Langford then issued an executive order banning the patrols, which he said siphoned manpower that should be spent protecting the city's residents.
January 4, 2012 |
SALT LAKE CITY - A man and a woman were arrested yesterday in the killing of an elderly Utah couple and the shooting of a Nevada woman after a rancher surveying his cattle from the air spotted them walking in a desolate area. Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Phelps told the Associated Press that Logan Welles McFarland, 24, and Angela Atwood, 25, were found yesterday afternoon near Interstate 80 about 35 miles west of the Utah border, not far from where they ditched police in a high-speed chase Saturday.
December 13, 2011 |
Ruslan Burshteyn stood in a Burlington County courtroom Friday and thanked prosecutors for aggressively pursuing a case against Lenroy Laurance, an undocumented Jamaican immigrant who killed his mother in 2009 because he wanted her car. His mother, Lyudmila, and her family were Russian Jews who came to the United States years ago because they believed in "the fairness of the system" here, Burshteyn said. The family was granted asylum because it had suffered religious persecution. Now, Burshteyn said, he has seen "both the good and bad" sides of the U.S. justice system.
December 10, 2011 |
A Philadelphia man who was found guilty of carjacking a Russian immigrant in Frankford and killing her five hours later in a Burlington County field was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 40 years Friday. Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert said Lenroy Laurance, 29, would not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 94 years for the Sept. 2, 2009, murder, carjacking, kidnapping, and robbery of Lyudmila Burshteyn. The 57-year-old naturalized citizen was sitting in her parked car, a new Nissan Murano, when four men, including Laurance, approached her and ordered her to lie on the floor in the back of the vehicle.
December 9, 2011 |
A Philadelphia man who was found guilty of carjacking a Russian immigrant in Frankford and then killing her five hours later in a Burlington County field was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 40 years Friday. State Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert said that Lenroy Laurance, 29, won't be eligible for parole until he has served at least 94 years for the Sept. 2, 2009, murder, carjacking, kidnapping, and robbery of Lyudmila Burshteyn. The 57-year-old naturalized citizen was sitting in her parked, new Nissan Murano, when four men, including Laurance, approached her and ordered her to lie on the floor in the back of the vehicle.
December 8, 2011
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - An Atlantic County couple will stand trial in April on charges stemming from the 2010 carjack killing of a patron abducted from the parking garage of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Jessica Kisby of Egg Harbor Township and Craig Arno of Atlantic City will go on trial the second week of April on murder and other charges. The killing of 47-year-old Martin Caballero of North Bergen was the first of two such homicides in the last two years. An unrelated fatal carjacking on Sept.
December 3, 2011
A 16-year-old from Gloucester Township entered guilty pleas Friday in the fatal stabbing of his former foster father in July and the carjacking of a couple six weeks earlier, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. On May 29, Demetrius Minor pointed a gun in a woman's face as she and her husband were getting into their car near their home, authorities said. Hours later, police in Bridgeton, N.J., lost him during a chase. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant when he broke into Theotis Butts' home in the township July 11. He stabbed the 67-year-old retiree, who had taken in the teenager from the foster system.