Carranza gets 155 years for Newark schoolyard murders

NEWARK - A judge has sentenced Jose Carranza to 155 years for his part in the 2007 Newark schoolyard murders.

Carranza was convicted of murder and armed robbery last month. He was one of six men and boys charged with the execution-style killings of Dashon Harvey, Iofemi Hightower and Terrance "T.J." Aeriel in August 2007.

Two of Carranza's co-defendants have been convicted, and two others pleaded guilty. Three are serving multiple life sentences, and the other was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

A sixth defendant is awaiting trial.

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