- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Three men are headed to prison for orchestrating the 2008 kidnapping and murder of a northern New Jersey woman.

Union County prosecutors say 36-year-old Jamel Lewis, of Newark, received a life sentence Friday. Two Philadelphia men - 26-year-old Sharif Torres and 31-year-old Robert Harris - each received a 60-year term.

The three were convicted in May on charges stemming from the 2008 death of 35-year-old Tanya Worthy.

Prosecutors say a fourth defendant invited the Green Brook woman to his Newark home, where she was accosted by the other men.

Prosecutors say two of the men drove Worthy to her home, believing large quantities of cash were stashed there. But they soon fled after Worthy’s boyfriend foiled the robbery.

Worthy was fatally shot inside her car, which was driven to Elizabeth and set on fire with her body inside.


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