East Orange man sentenced to 20 years for fatally shooting Jersey City woman


An East Orange man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for fatally shooting a Jersey City woman in December 2020, authorities said this morning.

Thaddues Williams. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday, Hudson County Superior Court Judge Vincent J. Militello sentenced Thaddues Williams, 39, of East Orange, to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for the shooting death of Aieshia McFadden, 36, in Jersey City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Williams pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated manslaughter on July 26th and the sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act.

The State was represented in this case by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor James Felix and Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Leo Rinaldi.

“The defendant in this case chose to violently cut short the life of a young woman, leaving behind her children, family, and friends,” Felix said.

“We thank the court for its service and hope this sentence provides comfort and healing to the victim’s loved ones.”

On Friday, December 4th, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 217-219 Martin Luther King Drive.

Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive women – later identified as McFadden – with a gunshot wound to her torso.

She was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at approximately 9:10 p.m.

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