A Jersey City man who has pending murder charges – alleged to have shot two men dead, cut their heads and hands off and buried their remains in Atlantic County eight months ago – pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Hudson County Superior Court on Wednesday, Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Yusuf Ibrahim, 29, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty in front of Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez to committing an armed robbery in Jersey City back on Sept. 19, 2012 , officials said.
Ibrahim admitted that he shot a man in the foot with a handgun and pistol-whipped the same victim as he robbed him of his money and cell phone, also pleading guilty to aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the process, authorities said.
As a result of the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Ibrahim serve a 15-year prison sentence, including 13-year parole ineligibility under the No Early Release Act, law enforcement revealed.
Ibrahim also pleaded guilty to a Dec. 22, 2011 robbery charge in Hudson County Superior Court on September 30, a crime connected to a car jacking – which also took place in Jersey City, court documents show. The robbery charge is expected to come with a seven year prison sentence, six of which have no parole eligibility.
Galis-Menendez will sentence Ibrahim for both incidents on November 21.
Through an indictment, it is alleged that on the date of Feb. 5, 2013, Ibrahim killed Hany Tawadros, 25, and Amgad Konds, 27 – both of which were Egyptian nationals – when he shot them at point-blank range with a .38 caliber handgun in Jersey City.
Ibrahim then cut off the heads and hands of his victims, also knocking out their teeth with a tire iron, and further desecrated the bodies before burying them behind the unoccupied home of a relative, court documents allege.
Those violent crimes netted Ibrahim two counts each of first degree murder, first degree felony murder, first degree kidnapping, first degree robbery and second degree desecrating human remains – along with other charges related to the murder and mutilation of the bodies.