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Paterson Man Found Guilty of Shooting Man Multiple Times in the Face


Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that Tamaj Lemmon, 21, of Paterson, was found guilty after a jury trial before the Honorable Justine Niccollai, J.S.C.

According to court records, following approximately five days of deliberations, the jury returned guilty verdicts on first degree Murder, three (3) counts of second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, one (1) count of second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and one (1) count of third degree Aggravated Assault on Friday.

Records said Mr. Lemmon is exposed to a term of imprisonment between thirty (30) years and life imprisonment of which (30) years must be served before parole eligibility, up to ten (10) years on the unlawful purpose and unlawful possession counts of which (42) months must be served before parole eligibility.

Mr. Lemmon was remanded to the Passaic County Jail pending sentence. He is scheduled for sentencing on September 14, 2018, before the Honorable Justine Niccollai, J.S.C.

The State presented evidence at the trial that on April 22, 2017, Mr. Lemmon fired multiple shots at three individuals, specifically, Z.K., T.D., and Vishon Randolph. Z.K. was shot in the back and Vishon Randolph was shot multiple times to his face causing his death.

Jury selection commenced on May 15, 2018 and the trial started on June 12, 2018.

The State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Krenar Camili. Mr. Tamaj Lemmon was represented by attorney Benjamin Morton, Esq.