Release* Date: September 24, 2009
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: September 24, 2009
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today
Terrance Parker, (DOB 5/13/82) of New Brunswick, pleaded guilty on September 23, 2009, to a count of aggravated manslaughter, admitting he shot and killed Erin Williams, 20, of Highland Park, during a dispute on October 22, 2006.
Parker, who was being tried on charges including murder,
offered to plead guilty as Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
the terms of a plea agreement, Parker faces 25 years in a
The victim’s family, who sought closure for their loss, approved the plea agreement prior to it being brought before the court.
is scheduled to be sentenced by Superior Court Judge Barbara Clark Stolte at
the Middlesex County Courthouse in
an investigation by Detective John Selesky, of the New Brunswick Police
Department, and Investigator
Parker asked somebody in a crowd for a gun, and, after he obtained it, began firing at Williams, who tried to run away.
The victim was wounded and fell to the ground. Parker stood over the fallen man and fired a final shot.
who suffered four gunshot wounds to the back, was pronounced dead at 3:08 a.m.
Parker also pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of aggravated assault, admitting he spit at a corrections officer while in custody awaiting trial on the homicide.
In addition, the defendant pleaded guilty to violating probation, admitting he committed the fatal shooting while serving a probationary term for resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a weapon.