- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has admitted his role in a bar robbery and the subsequent carjacking of a taxi driver who was severely beaten and eventually dumped on the side of a road in New York.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Jostin Reyes pleaded guilty Monday to carjacking, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit robbery. The 21-year-old Waldwick man faces a possible life term when he’s sentenced Aug. 2.

Authorities say Reyes and other conspirators robbed the bar in December 2015. Some of them then hailed a taxi in Paterson and took it from the driver, who was forced into the back of the taxi.

The driver was struck in the head with a beer bottle and had his throat sliced with a knife before he was left on the roadway. He has recovered from his injuries.

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