April 4, 2016
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of a juvenile, who appeared before the Honorable Michael Paul Wright, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on March 18, 2016.
S.R. pled guilty on February 23, 2016, to Conspiracy to Commit Murder, a first degree crime. He/She was adjudicated a juvenile delinquent by the court.
S.R., age 17, of Montague, was sentenced to commitment to Juvenile Justice Commission to a maximum sentence of four years.
S.R. admitted that he/she conspired with another juvenile to commit murder by planning and assaulting his/her mother with a hammer and knife in an attempt to cause her death.
S.R. was represented by Janine Cerra, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Rachelle Jones.