Prosecutor: NJ man gets 23 years in fatal carjacking crash

October 09, 2018 - 5:05 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a man convicted of manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a fatal carjacking crash in New Jersey last year has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

The Essex County prosecutor's office says a judge sentenced 21-year-old Mutah Brown of Newark on Friday to 15 years for aggravated manslaughter and a consecutive seven-year term for leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality.

Prosecutors said he, 18-year-old Quadir Jackson and another man stole a vehicle in May 2017. They said the trio fled from police, but Brown lost control of the vehicle and Jackson was killed in the ensuing crash.

Assistant Prosecutor Brian Pollock in a statement called the case ``a cautionary tale about the dangers of carjacking, car theft and attempting to outrun the police.''