- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a street gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison for his role in the robbery and fatal shooting of a taxi driver in northern New Jersey.

Union County prosecutors say 23-year-old Wallace Parrish, of Plainfield, must serve the entire term imposed Friday. It was made public Monday.

Prosecutors say Parrish and another gang member, Jonathan Morgan of Plainfield, were convicted in the September 2010 shooting of 44-year-old Isidro Leonardo, the father of two young sons.

They say the gang members called several Plainfield cab companies with the intent of robbing a driver, and Leonardo was dispatched to pick them up. Leonardo was shot in the head when the robbery attempt turned violent.

Morgan received a 45-year state prison sentence in April.


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