Court rejects appeals filed in deadly Short Hills mall carjacking case

Appeals brought by four men involved in a deadly carjacking at the Mall at Short Hills have all been rejected by state appellate courts.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Updated 1,464 days ago

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Court rejects appeals filed in deadly Short Hills mall carjacking case
Appeals brought by four men involved in a deadly carjacking at the Mall at Short Hills have all been rejected by state appellate courts.
The panels issued decisions Tuesday that said the arguments raised in regard to the 2013 case were without merit.
Basim Henry, Kevin Roberts and Hanif Thompson had claimed that errors by the trial judge, such as a failure to suppress certain evidence, had prevented them from receiving fair trials. The fourth defendant, Karif Ford, had argued that a search warrant was improperly issued.
All four also questioned the fairness of the sentences they received.
Prosecutors claim that the four men were involved in the deadly shooting of 30-year-old attorney Dustin Friedland in front of his wife inside the mall’s parking garage in December 2013. Authorities say that the men were trying to steal the couple’s Range Rover.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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