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Authorities double reward for information on Newark murder

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Authorities in Essex County have doubled the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a murder in Newark.

Deborah Burton, 62, of Maplewood, was fatally shot on March 13 around 1:15 p.m. in the area of 43 3rd St.

The grandmother was taken to University Hospital and pronounced dead

Essex County officials are now offering up to $20,000 to arrest and convict her killer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.

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