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Jersey City Man Sentenced to 55 Years for Murder

Union County

On Thursday, October 6, a Jersey City man was sentenced to 55 years in state prison for the shooting death of Carlos Rodriguez of Elizabeth a little more the three years ago, according to Union County officials.

Officials say, on June 9, a jury found Anthony Reciofigeroa, 28, guilty of Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Possession of a Weapon after a three-week trial before Union County Superior Court Judge John Deitch.

Judge Deitch sentenced Anthony Reciofigeroa to 55 years in State Prison, requiring him to serve at least 85% of the 55-year term on the murder charge before the possibility of parole.

The Judge also sentenced him to 8 years with a 4-year period of parole ineligibility on each of the weapons charges and ordered those sentences to be served concurrently with his sentence.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on July 6, 2019, Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responded to a report of gunshots being fired on the 500 block of East Jersey Street.

They found 19-year-old Carlos Rodriguez of Elizabeth on the sidewalk, having sustained a gunshot wound, according to Union County officials.

Rodriguez was transported to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead the next day.