Jersey City man sentenced to 22 years in state prison for attempted murder


A Jersey City man has been sentenced to 22 years in state prison an attempted murder case dating back to just over three years ago.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Anthony Franklin, 27, of Jersey City, was convicted at trial of attempted murder, unlawful possession of weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

He received his sentence from Hudson County Superior Court Judge Carlo Abada on Friday, April 19th for a shooting that occurred in Jersey City on April 5th, 2021.

Following the verdict on February 23rd, 2023, Franklin pled guilty to one count of certain persons not to possess a weapon. He was sentenced to 22 years in New Jersey State Prison pursuant to the Graves Act and No Early Release Act for the case presented at trial.

Franklin was then sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison for the certain persons offense, which will be served concurrently.

The charges presented at trial were the result of a shooting in the area of Lexington Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City on April 5th, 2021, where two individuals were injured.

The State was represented at sentencing by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Erica Bertuzzi.

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