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East Orange Man Admits Carjacking Woman in Newark

By kcora on

A 23-year-old East Orange man pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring with another man to commit a carjacking in Newark.

During the Friday hearing, Azil Ellington admitted he and James Olbert on Dec. 23, 2011 carjacked a woman at gunpoint outside an eatery on Orange Avenue in Newark.

On the date, Ellington and Olbert were outside the eatery when the victim pulled up in her vehicle and went inside the business.

When the victim returned to her car, Ellington said he threatened her at gunpoint takin off in her Honda CR-V.

Ellington pleaded guilty to carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking and two weapons offenses. However, prosecutors agreed to recommend a 12-year prison sentence which he would have to serve slightly more than 10 years before becoming eligible for parole.

Ellington's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 11 before Superior Court Judge Martin Cronin.

Olbert formerly of Newark, was sentenced on July 2 to 123 years in state prison for a series of crimes between Dec. 15, 2011 and Jan. 17. 2012.

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