Judge says suspect in fatal carjacking case has 'horrific' criminal record

NEWARK — The 20-year-old accused of carjacking a Mercedes Benz this month and crashing it in a police chase, killing his alleged accomplice, has an extensive criminal record that a judge on Friday called “horrific.”

Mutah Brown was on home detention for prior gun charges when he allegedly stole the car at gunpoint and crashed into a utility pole on Holland Street, throwing 18-year-old Quadir K. Jackson from the vehicle, the judge said at a detention hearing in state Superior Court in Essex County. 

Judge Ronald Wigler denied Brown pre-trial release, citing his two pending weapons cases and approximately 10 juvenile convictions. 

Brown, of Newark, has served …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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