NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Newark man has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for a month-long crime spree in which prosecutors say he was involved in two killings, carjacked a woman and robbed four others at gunpoint.
NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/1T9sxOj ) Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin handed down the sentence Thursday against 19-year-old James Olbert.
Prosecutors say Olbert gave a videotaped statement to police in January 2012 acknowledging his role in the two slayings and other crimes. But he denied the charges during the trial.
Olbert told the court he’s innocent of the crimes. But Cronin says his statement shows a “total lack of remorse.”
He was convicted in April of felony murder, armed robbery and related offenses. The charges stem from six incidents between December 2011 and January 2012.
Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com
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