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Distinctive pants, social media post cited as key evidence in Passaic drive-by murder trial

Prosecutors haven't provided a motive or murder weapon yet in the case of a 2017 drive-by shooting in Passaic that killed Hansel Castillo.  Instead, as testimony continued on Tuesday, they cited a Facebook page and a distinctive pair of pants as two key piece of evidence against defendant Chrstian Reynoso.  The city police detective who led the investigation, Ray Rodriguez, took the witness stand and testified that investigators received an anonymous tip days after the May 15, 2017 shooting on Federal Street that led ... Read more

Young Woman Accused of Fatally Stabbing Mother Ordered Released From Jail

A judge on Wednesday ordered a young woman from Rahway accused of fatally stabbing her mother to be released on home detention. Malika Jones, 22, is charged with first-degree murder and two weapons offenses for allegedly killing her mother during a Feb. 16 argument about going back to school. The 57-year-old victim, Inell Jones, was found dead with a single stab wound to her upper left chest at their East Albert Street home, authorities said. But Malika Jones’ attorney painted a much different picture of his client ... Read more

The Story of Isaac Wright, Jr. is Now A Drama Series on ABC-TV

This remarkable story of Isaac Wright, Jr., is the subject of a drama series on ABC-TV. It hails from The Last Ship co-creator/executive producer Hank Steinberg, Power executive producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, The Goldbergs executive producer Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures TV. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit, premiered Tuesday February 11, 2020. ... Read more

50 Cent Developing Series At ABC Based On The Dramatic Life Of Incarcerated Person-Turned-Lawyer, Isaac Wright Jr.

ABC is doing business with 50 Cent! According to Variety, the network has ordered a pilot for an untitled drama produced by 50 Cent and based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr., a former incarcerated person who became a lawyer and began helping those who needed representation against corrupt forces. He became the first person in U.S. history to receive a life prison sentence and self-exonerate his case to gain his release and be granted a licence to practice law from the same ... Read more