The State’s case against 20-year-old Gregory Oliver has become increasingly complex, as the man accused of murdering young Paterson basketball star Armoni Sexton has now been accused of yet another murder, this one dating back to August of 2014.
Oliver was first charged with homicide in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting that claimed the life of 15-year-old Armoni Sexton. Another man was subsequently charged in connection with this case, and Oliver has maintained his innocence, pleading not guilty in Passaic County Superior Court.
Now, Oliver has been charged with yet another homicide, which occurred in Paterson’s 1st ward on August 31st 2014. This shooting resulted in the death of 27-year-old Jaleek Burroughs, as well as another injured victim. Two others have been charged in connection with this murder, Jahmad Green and Francis Brae, both of whom were arrested in December.
As for Oliver, he is now facing multiple life sentences, which the Court may require him to serve consecutively if he is found guilty in both cases. Although murder charges are defined as first degree crimes under N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3, the sentencing guidelines associated with these offenses are considerably more severe due to the egregiousness of these offenses. As such, a homicide conviction is punishable by a term of incarceration ranging from 30 years to life, with a minimum 30-year period of parole ineligibility.
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