Hudson County grand jury indicts 3 for Jersey City murder of 17-year-old Tyeah Garner


A Hudson County grand jury indicted three people for the Jersey City murder of 17-year-old Tyeah Garner last year, County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Tyeah Garner. Photo via GoFundMe.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The indictment, delivered on February 11th, charges Heavenley Cherry, 19, of Jersey City, with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Jahquell Carter, 25, of Jersey City, faces the same charges, along with resisting arrest by flight.

Additionally, Izmae Tinker-Trent, 19, of Jersey City, was indicted for hindering a murder investigation, a third-degree crime.

On Monday, July 6th, 2020, just after 10:30 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to shots fired in the area of Rutgers Avenue and New Street.

Responding officers found the victim, a 17-year-old, later identified as  Garner, with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was transported to the Jersey City
Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 4:36 a.m. on the following day.

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

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