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Jersey City residents indicted in connection with murder of local teen

Jahquell Carter, Izmae Tinker-Trent, and Heavenley Cherry face various charges related to the murder of Tyeah Garner.

On February 11, a Grand Jury in Hudson County handed up an indictment of three codefendants for the July 6, 2020, fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tyeah Garner on Rutgers Avenue in Jersey City.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the indictment charges Heavenley Cherry, 19, of Jersey City, with Murder, a crime of the first-degree; Conspiracy to Commit, a crime of the first-degree; Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, a crime of the second-degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the second degree.

Jahquell Carter, 25, of Jersey City, was also charged in the indictment with Murder as an Accomplice, a crime of the first-degree; Conspiracy to Commit Murder, a crime of the first-degree; Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes, a crime of the second-degree; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, a crime of the second-degree; and Resisting Arrest by Flight, a crime of the fourth-degree.

Jersey City resident Izmae Tinker-Trent, 19, was also charged in the indictment with Hindering a Murder Investigation, a crime of the third-degree.

On July 6, 2020, just after 10:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to shots fired in the area of Rutgers Avenue and New Street in Jersey City. Responding officers found the victim, a 17-year-old Jersey City female, later identified as Tyeah Garner, with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

She was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased at 4:36 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death to be homicide.

Assistant Prosecutor Najma Rana of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit represents the State in this case.

The above charges are merely accusations. The three Jersey City residents are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

 

 

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