Jersey City man gets 35 years in state prison for 2 murders, 3 shooting incidents

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A Jersey City man was sentenced to 35 years in state prison for committing two murders, in 2015 and 2016, respectively, as well as three different shooting incidents, authorities said.

Golden Williamson. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Earlier today, Hudson County Superior Court Judge John Young sentenced Golden Williamson, 34, of Jersey City, to 30 years each in state prison for two murders that occurred in 2015 and 2016 in Jersey City, which will be served concurrently, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

The crime of murder carries a mandatory minimum of 30 years of parole ineligibility.

On November 21st, 2019, Williamson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder related to the shooting deaths of Kevin Miles on Stuyvesant Avenue in January 2016, as well as Jersey City store owner Byunguen Lee in December 2015.

Additionally, Williamson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in three additional shooting incidents that occurred in Jersey City and Toms River between 2015 and 2016.

Young sentenced Williamson to a sentence of five years in New Jersey state prison subject to No Early Release Act for each of the aggravated assaults, with one of the five-year sentences to be served consecutively to the murder sentences and the others to be served concurrently.

On July 12, 2017, Williamson – as well as several additional co-defendants – were charged in a multi-count indictment involving the running of a violent narcotics network that had its origins in Jersey City, but extended throughout New Jersey including Monmouth, Ocean and Salem counties.

The investigation was led by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and Gang Task Force in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and municipal police departments from Jersey City, Toms River, Wall Township and Tinton Falls.

The State is represented in this case by Assistant Prosecutor Leo Hernandez and Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Roe of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.