Former N.J. man convicted of murder loses appeal

Rashaan Lewis 

TRENTON — A former Long Branch man convicted of murder and attempted murder isn’t getting out of prison, an appellate court said in turning down his appeal.

Rashaan Lewis, serving a 45-year sentence for a 2006 fatal shooting outside a bar in Long Branch, contended his defense attorneys made mistakes during his trial and his appeal that denied him a fair trial.

Lewis, formerly of Long Branch but living in Virginia at the time of his conviction, lost a 2014 appeal in which he claimed the trial judge made …read more

Source: Monmouth

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