Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced that on February 4, Omar Williams, 23, of Jersey City, was sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey state prison for his role in the death of Kamal McCord, 19, of Jersey City, which occurred on May 2, 2018, in Jersey City.
One of Williams’ co-defendants, Kai Robinson, 23, of Jersey City, was also sentenced to a term of five years in New Jersey state prison.
According to officials, both men pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, with Robinson’s plea having the charge treated as second degree at sentencing.
According to police, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a male shot on Merseles Court in Jersey City. Responding Police Officers found a male victim inside a residence at 21 Merseles Court.
Police said that the victim was later identified as McCord, 19, of Jersey City. He was found in a lifeless condition with an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. McCord was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 10:00 p.m.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the Cause of Death to be a gunshot wound to the chest and the Manner of Death to be Homicide.
Responding Police Officers also found a female victim outside of a residence in the area of 17 Merseles Court. The 21-year-old female victim had an apparent gunshot wound to one of her extremities.
Officials said that she was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
According to police a third defendant, Lasaun Rose, 28, is pending sentencing. Rose pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the first degree to be treated as second degree for sentencing on January 7, 2020, and Robinson also pleaded guilty on January 7, 2020.