NEW BRUNSWICK — A Carteret man has been sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey state prison for fatally shooting a 17-year-old male in the borough nearly three years ago, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Tuesday.
Jorge Borrero, 21, also was ordered to serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole for killing Malcolm Harvey, 17, of Pershing Avenue, Carteret. The defendant must serve five years of parole supervision following his release from prison.
The sentence was imposed in New Brunswick during a hearing before Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone on Jan. 17. Borrero was sentenced after he pleaded guilty on Nov. 22, 2013 to aggravated manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon. The plea was entered after the defendant reached an agreement with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Sheree Pitchford.
Borrero has remained in custody since he was apprehended on Feb. 26, 2011 in Brooklyn.
An investigation by Sgt. Raymond Novak and Detective Larissa Lilavois, both of the Carteret Police Department, and Investigator Scott Crocco of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Borrero shot the teenager on Pershing Avenue, about 50 yards away from the borough library in Carteret on Feb. 16, 2011.
The victim later was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway.
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