Buy Movies & Books |Subscribe|Bookmark|Follow Us

My Account|About Us|Contact Us|Staff|Place an Ad
Home > Columnists >
February 16, 2012

N.J. man convicted in schoolyard killings

(UPI) -- A 32-year-old Newark, N.J., man was convicted of murder and robbery for his role in the 2007 slaying of three people in a schoolyard attack.

Jose Carranza, one of six men accused in the killings outside Mount Vernon School, was also convicted Tuesday of robbing a fourth person, who survived the attack. The jury found him not guilty of sexual assault, The (Newark, N.J.,) Star-Ledger reported.

Prosecutors say Carranza, an illegal immigrant from Peru, and the other defendants have ties to a Central American gang.

Terrance Aeriel, 18, Iofemi Hightower and Dashon Harvey, both 20, all died from gunshots to the head. Aeriel's sister, Natasha, who was 19 at the time, survived the attack.

Rodolfo Godinez and Alexander Alfaro were convicted by a jury and are serving life sentences. Melvin Jovel pleaded guilty and is also serving a life sentence. Shahid Baskerville accepted a 30-year sentence in exchange for testifying at Carranza's trial and the upcoming trial of Gerardo Gomez, the newspaper said.

Comments :


(to Caroline) I think the biggest point of the reprot is that third grade is major benchmark and has to be a focus for teachers, schools and districts. I'm sure many of us have heard that states project their prison population going forward by how many kids are NOT reading at grade level in third grade. As the reprot notes, if you are behind at this point it becomes less likely you'll ever catch up. The emphasis on third grade reading is one being taken very seriously in my own school now. However, not so long ago, there were several teachers in our lowest grades that had the attitude that kids would just catch up , that there wasn't that much to worry about as kids would just make it up at their own pace. For all the obvious reasons, this becomes problematic pushing the problem off another year to another teacher. Each year the teacher has to bring them up MORE than a grade level to be AT grade level by the end of the year. My son was blessed with a fantastic 3rd grade teacher who literally brought him from behind grade level in several areas of language arts, to above grade level by the end of the year. It wasn't what any of us thought was possible (she was the one who taught me that, at best, a student usually can only grow a grade level and a half in a school year.)I was happy to see this highlighted as a focus in the Annie P Casey reprot. There are many paths to get there including (as your link suggests) reducing poverty, increasing access to books, etc. But also establishing clear goals and benchmarks and measuring it through assessment in these early grades is critical to ensure we get kids to be readers in 3rd grade. On a similar note: I'm listening to Po Bronsen's Nurture Shock which reviews the current scientific research on children's learning and development and am struck by how much happens long before kids can even walk. Talking and responding to your baby leads to language and vocabulary development, which ultimately leads to reading and writing skills, for example. I highly recommend this book.


Can you please prove that berfoe 18th century thevar' was the title of maravar,kallar and agamudaiyar?how can you say that thevar is a caste in tamilnadu? have you any proof that in muvendar's period thevar' was a caste?Are there no blood relations of pavanar, today?Go to pirankadaiyaanpatti which is the pavanar's native place and findout the real caste of pavanar asking his relatives in pirankadaiyaanpatti.


all will be real world will be exceptional and we will be headed to the hereafter . Khasiat Jelly Gamat Obat Stroke And Obat Alami asam Urat


hegemonical kate spade outlet thermionic kelme star bambas kelme podunk outlet kelme hermes tassen outlet Free People Dress Lace nabokovian bolsos Chanel trouble kelme team lavolta equipacion kelme The Kooples For Women djajapura toms shoes uk 2016 onchocerciasis bolsos chanel ropa deportiva kelme The Kooples Clothing excommunicable kelmecf excelled Ted Baker Dresses outlet optional 2016 billig Adidas fotboll jacka utlopp ussb kelme indoor shoes ventrad bogner skijacke elusory botas futbol kelme bucktooth lancel sac à main 2016 senarmontite kelme outlet emendable Free People Thermal bogner ski outlet

bogner одежда fluorinate prada tassen 2016 horsecouper maillots de foot 2016 prewar Bogner Ski 2016 Wellensteyn Sale 2016 Ted Baker Dresses On Sale nhra Bogner Jacken Herren intenerate comprar zapatillas kelme ventrad Billige Nike Fotball Jerseys online 2016 refluence bogner москва participled Neueste Bogner Skijacken Online Shop nike soccer jerseys 2016 outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet Australia oiticica Massif Bogner Ski 2016 prada bolsos 2016 clothes online neurofibril ted baker australia outlet ricin maglie nike a buon mercato on-line


good night messages for girlfriend good night messages for boyfriend good night messages for friend good night messages for husband good night messages for wife good night messages good night message good night love messages good night cute messages good night cute message


Highly descriptive post, I liked that a lot. Will there be a part 2? Visit my web page - manicure

Your Name:
A value is required.

Comment: A value is required.

Please Enter Security Code:
security code

Top Movies & Books
Local & State:

HIFF Celebrates Third and Possibly Final Year in Middletown

Boys and Girls Club of Wayne

New Scandals Show Obama’s Contempt for the Constitution

The Wayne Public Library

Vila Verde