Pritchard Murder Suspect Sentencing Delayed


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Justice delayed again: David Fate was to have been sentenced in Newark today for his role in the armed robberies that preceded the February 2009 murder of Verona gas station attendant Daniel Pritchard. But the Essex County prosecutor’s office decided instead to push back the sentencing until after the trial of Fate’s cousin, Raymond Perry. This past February, Fate pleaded guilty to the robberies, but said it was Perry who fatally shot Pritchard at the Sunoco gas station on Pompton Avenue. There were no other eyewitnesses to the murder. Perry was to have been put on trial in April.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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