A Hudson County jury convicted a Jersey City man of a fatal 2018 Greenville shooting earlier today following a two-week trial.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Earlier today, Michael Weathersbee, 27, of Jersey City, was convicted of first-degree murder and related weapons offenses in the murder of Laquan Clark on September 234d, 2018, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
The jury delivered the verdict before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Patrick Arre following an approximately two week trial.
Weathersbee was found guilty of murder, possession of a Weapon (firearm) for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon (firearm), and certain persons not to possess a weapon, authorities said.
On Sunday, September 23, 2018, at approximately 2:10 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of a man shot in the area of New Street. Upon arrival, Jersey City police found a man sitting in a car in the area of 14 New Street with multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim, later identified as Laquan Clark, 33, of Jersey City, was transported by Emergency Medical Services to the Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:40 a.m.
The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds to the torso and head, and the manner of death to be homicide.
Weathersbee was charged and arrested by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit for the murder on September 26, 2018 and indicted by a Grand Jury on December 19, 2018.
Sentencing in this case has been scheduled for May 15, 2020 before Arre.
The state is represented in this case by Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Baginski of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.