- Associated Press - Friday, April 24, 2015

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 45 years in state prison after he was convicted of robbing and killing a taxi driver in northern New Jersey.

MyCentralJersey.com reports (https://mycj.co/1KdPg78 ) 28-year-old Jonathan Morgan, of Plainfield, will serve more than 38 years before he’s eligible for parole for his involvement in the 2010 shooting of 44-year-old Isidro Leonardo.

Morgan and 23-year-old co-defendant Wallace Parrish were both identified by police as members of Plainfield’s Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang.

Prosecutors say Morgan called several Plainfield cab companies with the intent of robbing a driver, and Leonardo was dispatched to pick them up before the robbery attempt turned violent. He was shot in the head and later pronounced dead.

Parrish’s sentencing is pending.



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Information from: Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) , https://www.mycentraljersey.com

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