Release* Date: August 28, 2009
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: August 28, 2009
Pablo Machado, (DOB 11/14/86) of 146 Remsen Avenue, New Brunswick, also was sentenced to serve an additional three years in prison for committing the armed robbery while he was serving probation in an unrelated witness tampering case.
Court Judge Barbara Clark Stolte, sitting in
Under the terms of the sentence, Machado must serve 85 percent of the 13-year prison term. He was convicted on December 23, 2008, of armed robbery, conspiring to commit armed robbery, terroristic threats and theft. The three-year prison term for violating probation will be served consecutively.
a trial that began on December 15, 2008, Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor
contended that two passengers began striking the cab driver when he took them
to their destination on
The men knocked the cab driver to the ground, pointed a handgun to his head and fled with $500, a cell phone and a worker’s identification card.
Police subsequently traced Machado through a cell phone that was initially used to call for a cab ride. None of the others was apprehended.
At the time of the attack, Machado was serving three years’ probation for witness tampering, admitting on November 2, 2006, that he warned a witness not to implicate him in a shooting on May 30, 2006.