- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A state appellate court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for two men who received extended prison terms for shooting at police officers in 2010 during a high-speed car chase.

Anwar Crockett and Ali Ibn Karim, both formerly of Elizabeth, received mandatory and discretionary extended terms in May 2013 after their convictions on eluding and related offenses. Crockett was sentenced to 30 years with 22 years of parole ineligibility, and Karim was sentenced to 24 years with a 19-year period of parole ineligibility.

The appellate rejected those sentences in a recently issued ruling, but upheld the convictions of both men.

The panel noted that the state Supreme Court ruled last year that defendants could not be sentenced to discretionary and mandatory extended terms in the same sentencing proceeding.

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