After 16-year-old Aazis Richardson was arrested for murdering his cab driver, 47-year-old Vincent Darbenzio in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he revealed to police his connection to Newark, New Jersey’s bloody Christmas day of 2013, when 15-year-old Kasson Morman, 14-year-old Abdul Frazier and 13-year-old Zainee Hailey were killed by an unnamed 15-year-old shooter. The murders of Reginald Terry; Mushir Cureton, Pierre Clervoyant Jr. & Woodley Daniel (by 19-year-old Anthony Field); Amiere Castro (by 19-year-old Dravein Duke) and Marcus Eggleston (by 19-year-old Uriah O’Carroll) are also discussed.

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Aazis Richardson Criminal Complaint https://www.dropbox.com/s/w5ug2jyp8dlde36/Aazis%20Richardson%20criminal%20complaint.pdf
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Anthony Field Appeal. https://law.justia.com/cases/new-jersey/appellate-division-unpublished/2020/a0432-17.html
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Thomas Moriarty, NJ Advance Media. “Man gets 99 years for killing 3 on Christmas morning at go-go bar.” April 4, 2017. https://www.nj.com/essex/2017/04/man_gets_99_years_for_killing_3_on_christmas_day_2.html
Uriah O’Carroll Appeal https://www.leagle.com/decision/inpaco20130718612
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