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Department: Prosecutor's Office

Press Release - Sentencing of Matthew Heyman

Release Date: April 09, 2019

April 5, 2019
     Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of Matthew Heyman, who appeared before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on April 5, 2019.
     Heyman, age 27 of North Yonkers, New York, was sentenced to four years in New Jersey State Prison subject to the No Early Release Act (NERA) and three years of parole supervision following his release from custody.  He was ordered to pay fines and fees totaling $5,894.00.  His driver license was ordered suspended for seven years to run concurrently to a one year driver license suspension for Driving While Intoxicated.  He must utilize an ignition interlock device for 12 months and attend 12 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center.
     He pled guilty on November 28, 2018, to Vehicular Homicide, a second degree crime, and Driving While Intoxicated, a motor vehicle violation.
     The defendant drove while intoxicated on January 29, 2016, on County Route 565 (Glenwood Road) in Vernon, crossed the double yellow center lines and caused a head-on collision in which an individual died.
     Heyman was represented by John Bruno, Esq., and by John Latoracca, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.