Jersey City man sentenced to 12 years in state prison for conspiracy to commit murder

0

A Jersey City man was sentenced to 12 years in state prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy to commit murder charge last year in connection to an incident that occurred in 2016.

Eric Dawson. 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 Eric Dawson, 28, of Jersey City, to 12 years in state prison for conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Kevin Miles in January 2016, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

The sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act and would require Dawson serve 85 percent of the sentence before parole eligibility. Dawson will be required to serve five years on parole following his release from prison.

On November 21, 2019, Dawson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, the same day his co-defendant, Golden Williamson, pleaded guilty to murder in relation to the fatal shooting of Miles.

Yesterday, Williamson was sentenced to 35 years in state prison for committing two murders, as well as three separate shooting.

On July 12, 2017, Dawson, Williamson, and several additional co-defendants were also 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.