Man Gets 15 Years for Aggravated Manslaughter in Trenton, NJ

A Burlington NJ man was recently sentenced to serve 15 years in New Jersey State Prison for killing a man.

The 22-year-old defendant shot the 20-year-old victim to death in 2011. The incident took place in Trenton, New Jersey.

Police said that the defendant shot the victim while the victim sat in a car near the intersection of Hart Avenue and Hurley Street in Trenton. After the shooting, the victim was taken to nearby Capital Health Regional Medical Center; he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The homicide reportedly stemmed from an argument between the defendant and the victim. According to authorities, the argument occurred one day before the shooting.

The defendant was arrested and charged with murder. He later pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter charges.

During the sentencing hearing, the defendant apologized to the victim’s family. Several members of the victim’s family were present in the courtroom when the defendant told them that he understands the pain they are going through.

Part of the plea deal also calls for the defendant to receive mental health treatment while he is incarcerated. The defendant has reportedly been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. The judge acknowledged the defendant’s mental state during sentencing; he observed that the defendant stopped taking much-needed medication sometime after childhood.

Remarkably, while the victim was awaiting trial, he reportedly assaulted a fellow inmate at the Mercer County Jail. As a result, the defendant has also been sentenced to 5 years in prison for aggravated assault. However, the sentence will run concurrently with his 15-year sentence for the aggravated manslaughter conviction.

For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Burlington Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for 2011 Trenton Slaying.”

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson Seeks Parties for Class Action Against Tullytown PA Landfill

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson recently sent out letters to residents across Florence NJ and highlighted the problems posed by a landfill in Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

The Florence residents, who are subject to noxious odors and fumes from a landfill which is situated across the Delaware River, have been invited to join a class-action lawsuit. According to KCR partner Kevin Riechelson, the firm hopes to garner as large a class as possible because “it’s pretty much impossible for anyone to do it on an individual basis.”

Residents in Florence have been complaining to Waste Management, the company that owns the landfill, for some time about the strong odors coming from the site. Residents have also been calling government hotlines to voice their concerns.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection finally responded to the complaints last month by opening an investigation into the landfill.

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson, which has offices in Trenton NJ and Bensalem PA, has partnered with Liddle & Dubin, a law firm based out of Detroit MI which specializes in these kinds of environmental class actions.
Both firms have taken the initiative to help affected parties take legal action against the owners and operators of the Tullytown landfill.

The lawsuit aims to secure compensation for residents who have been forced to endure the noxious odors. Beyond that, KCR hopes that the class action will result in an injunction being issued so that Waste Management will be required to clean up the landfill and take measures needed to prevent the offensive odors from carrying across the river.

Join the Class Action

For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Class-Action Stench: N.J. Residents Build Case Against Smell from Pa. Landfill.”

Class Action Against Tullytown Landfill

The partners of Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson have teamed up with a Detroit law firm to investigate pursuing a class action lawsuit against the Tullytown Landfill for noxious odors that are affecting surrounding communities. The noxious odors are also substantially diminishing the residents’ enjoyment of their homes.

We are focusing on residents in Roebling and Florence, New Jersey. We are also focusing on residents in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Depending upon the response from these areas, the lawsuit may expand to some additional townships.

If you, or anyone you know, has been affected by the odors from the Tullytown Landfill, you are entitled to join the lawsuit against them.

Join the Class Action

Trenton Suspects Accused of Burglarizing Bordentown Neighborhood, Captured during Manhunt

A police manhunt resulted in the arrests of two adults and a teenager accused of burglarizing a Bordentown neighborhood.

According to authorities, the suspects had targeted the neighborhood several times since July. The suspects allegedly stole several vehicles, dirt bikes, motorcycles, and flatbed trailers from garages and sheds. The suspects are also accused of stealing tools and landscaping equipment.

Bordentown Township police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside a home on Hogback Road. While officers were on their way to the scene, a number of residents called police to report men moving through their yards.

Police later revealed that the suspicious vehicle, a 2000 red Chevy van, had been reported stolen out of Hamilton Township earlier in the week. When police searched the van, they reportedly found two ATVs that had been taken from a resident’s yard.

Police quickly established a perimeter and began a manhunt for the suspects. The manhunt included police dogs and a police helicopter. The suspects were soon apprehended. Additionally, police said that most of the stolen vehicles were ultimately recovered.

The suspects, who hail from Trenton, were charged with burglary, theft of movable property, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.

The two adult suspects were taken to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, where they were each being held on $60,000 bail. Meanwhile, the teenage suspect was released to the custody of a parent.

A fourth suspect managed to avoid being captured. A warrant was issued for his arrest, with his bail tentatively set at $100,000 if he is caught. Police have asked that anyone with information about the suspect please call Bordentown Township detectives at 609-298-4300, ext. 2129.

For additional information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Three Charged in Series of Bordentown Burglaries after Helicopter Search, Fourth Suspect Escaped.”