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Middlesex County Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder

Middlesex County

Middlesex County officials announced today that Elijah Ford has been sentenced for the crimes of attempted murder and weapons offenses.

Officials said, on December 24, 2020, at approximately 9:30 P.M., Carteret Police officers responded to the exterior of a residence at the Hermann Gardens public housing complex in Carteret for a report of shots fired.

According to police, upon arrival, officers found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Ford was subsequently indicted for first-degree Attempted Murder, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and second-degree Possession of a Firearm for Unlawful Purposes.

Ford was convicted by a jury on April 28. Ford was sentenced on October 5.

Officials said, Ford was sentenced to 17 years pursuant to NERA for the charges of Attempted Murder and Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose and seven years with 42 months parole ineligibility for the charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

According to officials, Ford was also sentenced to four years in the New Jersey State Prison in relation to a separate burglary incident.

This sentence is to run concurrent to the 17 years for Attempted Murder