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New Jersey Man Gets Life Without Parole In Murders Of Woman, Baby
A New Jersey man convicted of strangling his estranged wife and suffocating her infant daughter has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in a maximum security prison without possibility of parole. Ricardo Carrillo-Santiago, 37, was also sentenced Friday in Cumberland County to another 10 years on a conviction of unlawful disposal of human remains, with Judge Robert Malestein calling the case one of the most “shocking, gruesome, and troublesome” he had seen.

Police Searching For Man Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Woman In Camden Home
Police are searching for the suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Camden. The incident happened on the 700 block of Royden Street at approximately 12:50 p.m. Friday.

NJ Mother Who Smothered 3-Month-Old Baby After Heavy Drinking Gets Prison Time
Authorities say a New Jersey woman who accidentally smothered her 3-month-old son after a night of heavy drinking was sentenced to prison time. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday that 39-year-old Melissa Johnson was sentenced to four years.

Gov. Murphy Says Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In NJ Short On Votes
Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that the measure is short of the votes needed to pass. The Democrat spoke Thursday during a news conference alongside more than a dozen supporters of the bill, including the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, and said he and legislative leaders are “making progress, but we have a ways to go.”

12 Arrested In Trafficking Untraceable ‘Ghost Gun’ Assault Rifles, Drugs, New Jersey Attorney General Says
Twelve people in New Jersey have been arrested following a year-long investigation dubbed “Operation Stone Wall,” which targeted so-called “ghost guns.” The guns, which have no serial numbers and can be bought online, were made illegal in New Jersey last year.