18-year-old Jersey City man sentenced to 18 years in state prison for killing 16-year-old


An 18-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old teen that occurred just over two years ago, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul M. DePascale sentenced Jaquay Gleaton, 18, of Jersey City, to 18 years in New Jersey state prison for his role in the murder of Judane Holmes, 16, of Jersey City, which occurred on December 26th, 2018, officials said.

The aggravated manslaughter charge is subject to the No Early Release Act which requires that Gleaton, 18, will have to serve 85 percent — or 15 years and three months — before he is eligible for parole.

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at approximately 3:25 p.m., the Jersey City Police
Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 209 Bidwell Ave.

Responding Jersey City police officers found Holmes at that location with apparent gunshot
wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 3:35 p.m.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds and the manner of death to be homicide.

Gleaton and two juvenile co-defendants were arrested and charged approximately a week after the shooting. Gleaton, who during the course of the investigation was identified as the shooter, was waived up from Family Court to the Law Division.

On January of 30th, 2020, Gleaton pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter in relation to the death of Holmes.

The state was represented in this case by Assistant Prosecutor Najma Rana of the Hudson
County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.

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  1. I think if you got detective Rudy Snelling program again, it would get some of the guns off of the street. Here are too many killings and shootings in Jersey City.