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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: June 18, 2014
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: June 18, 2014
Man found guilty of assault conspiracy and weapons offenses
County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a
††††††††† Emery Baskerville, 21, was found guilty on June 17, 2014 of conspiring to commit an aggravated assault, conspiring to possess a handgun for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun without a permit, hindering his apprehension and hindering the apprehension of three co-defendants following the death July 21, 2012 of Randal Teron Smith.
Court Judge Dennis Nieves, sitting in
Baskerville was found guilty of the charges by a jury, which deliberated more than 11 hours over three days.
The jury also found the defendant not guilty of charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose.
In addition, the defendant was found not guilty of the attempted murder of another individual who had attended the house party.
††††††††† During a trial that began on May 27, 2014, Middlesex County
was one of four men who were arrested and charged following an investigation by
Detective Richard Belotti of the Sayreville Police Department and Investigator
††††††††† Tarique S. Holmes, 23, of
Holmes may be sentenced to serve up to five years in prison and could serve 85 percent of the penalty without parole after pleading guilty to counts of aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of a handgun without a permit.
Frejuste pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a handgun without a permit and hindering the apprehension of his co-defendants, and may be sentenced to five years with a three-year parole ineligibility.
Vaughn admitted a count of hindering the apprehension of his co-defendants and is facing a probationary term of up to five years.
††††††††† The investigation began after police received a call at
2:23 a.m. on July 21, 2012, alerting them to the shooting during the party at a
††††††††† When police arrived, the victim was found on a neighbor's
lawn. He was taken to