STATE V. LEROY FRAZIER
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the sentencing in the above-referenced matter:
On February 21, 2020, the Hon. Robert Malestein, J.S.C. imposed the following sentence upon defendant, Leroy Frazier: On Count 1 Aggravated Manslaughter, the Judge sentenced the defendant to 25 years New Jersey State Prison with the No Early Release Act (85% stipulation of parole ineligibility) applying. On Count 3 Attempted Murder, the Judge sentenced the defendant to 17 years New Jersey State Prison with the No Early Release Act applying. Counts 1 and 3 applied to separate victims and therefore the Judge ran Count 3 consecutive to Count 1 for an aggregate sentence of 42 years New Jersey State Prison. This sentence will also run consecutive to the current sentence he is serving (5 years, must do 3.5 years). Counts 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 merged with Count 3.
Prior to the hearing, there was a New Trial motion argued by the defense (Emily Bell) and denied. Also, the Judge denied the extended term motion filed by the State.
The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 17, 2018 in the City of Bridgeton, when the victim, 9 year-old Jennifer Trejo, was struck and killed by a bullet that ripped through her bedroom wall of her home on Church Street. Leroy Frazier, along with codefendants Michael Elliot, Zahmere McKoy, and Charles Gamble were charged with her death. (Elliot, McKoy and Gamble are all still pending trial.)
Senior Trial Attorney Elizabeth Vogelsong prosecuted the case on behalf of the State. The defendant was represented by Emily Bell, Esq.
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