East Orange Man Charged in Newark West Ward Murder

Newark-- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Meljia T. Oliver, 31, of East Orange **has been charged with the murder of **Taquan Boston, 27, of Newark.

Authorities said, on April 30, Boston was shot and killed on Isabella Avenue in Newark.

Oliver has been charged with murder, possession of a handgun and possession for unlawful purpose authorities said.

Yesterday, the Honorable Thomas Moore, Judge of the Superior Court, set bail at $1 million.

These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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