Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Educate Butler Middle School Students on Bullying Issues

February 28, 2020

On February 28, 2020, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre provided a presentation to the 7th and 8th grade students at Richard Butler Middle School in Butler. The presentation was observed by New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Bryn Whittle. Under the supervision of Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, the program came to fruition through the request of the principal, Carla Perez.

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor DeNegri and Detective Supervisor LaGuerre explained to the students what constitutes bullying and bias crimes, as well as the repercussions that may result from committing these acts, even later in life. Presenters stressed the importance of properly reporting instances of bullying, both in person and online, and exercising good judgement when it comes to what you post online or share with friends. Students from each grade participated throughout the program by asking questions and providing examples of the scenarios discussed by the presenters.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] by phone at 973-829-8159.

 

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Educate Butler Middle School Students on Bullying Issues

Left to right: Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri, Student Assistance Counselor Emma Tagariello and Principal Carla Perez.

School Bus Driver Sentenced in Connection with May 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Route 80 in Mt. Olive Township  

February 26, 2020

   

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announce the sentencing of Hudy Muldrow, age 79, of Newark NJ.  The sentence stems from a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on May 17, 2018 on Route 80 in Mt. Olive Township, New Jersey.

Muldrow was sentenced on February 26, 2020 to an aggregate term of 10 years in New Jersey State Prison.  The first five (5) years of this sentence are subject to the parole ineligibility provisions of the No Early Release Act.

On December 23, 2019, Muldrow pled guilty to two (2) counts of second degree Reckless Vehicular Homicide, one (1) count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of Children, five (5) counts of fourth degree Assault by Auto, and one (1) count of disorderly persons Assault by Auto.

In pleading guilty, Muldrow admitted that on the morning of May 17, 2018, while acting as a school bus driver for the Paramus School District, he recklessly operated a school bus. Muldrow admitted that his reckless operation of the school bus caused the deaths of two of his passengers, M.V., a 5th grade student at East Brook Middle School and J.W., a teacher at East Brook Middle School.  Muldrow also admitted that he caused injuries to five (5) adult passengers and the driver of a dump truck.  He further acknowledged that his conduct created a risk of harm to all 38 children who were passengers on his bus.

Prosecutor Knapp said “The pain and suffering caused by this defendant are immeasurable and will continue forever. The mass casualties and carnage caused by his criminal acts required the New Jersey State prison sentence imposed by the court today. We sincerely hope that the courageous surviving victims, mostly children, and their families will be able to accept this small measure of closure and solace for their collective and individual loss.”

Sentence was imposed by the Hon. Stephen J. Taylor, P.J.Cr.  The State was represented by Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Schellhorn and Assistant Prosecutor Laura Magnone.

Prosecutor Knapp acknowledges the members of the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit – North Squad, the New Jersey State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the New Jersey State Police Troop “B” Netcong and Criminal Investigations Office, the Mount Olive Township Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit who contributed to the successful prosecution of this matter.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Educate Netcong Elementary School Students on Bullying Issues

February 21, 2020

 

On February 21, 2020, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre provided a presentation to the 4th through 8th grade students at Netcong Elementary School. Under the supervision of Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, the program came to fruition through the request of Netcong Elementary School’s principal and anti-bulling coordinator, Kurt Ceresnak.

Supervising Assistant Prosecutor DeNegri and Detective Supervisor LaGuerre explained to the students what constitutes bullying and bias crimes, as well as the repercussions that may result from committing these acts, even later in life. Presenters stressed the importance of properly reporting instances of bullying, both in person and online, and exercising good judgement when it comes to what you post online or share with friends. Students participated throughout the program by asking questions and providing examples of the scenarios discussed by the presenters.

Prosecutor Knapp said “It is important to my office that the students of Morris County are properly educated on the dangers of bullying and bias crimes. We believe that all students have the right to attend school each and every day without fear.”

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] by phone at 973-829-8159.

 

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Educate Netcong Elementary School Students on Bullying Issues

Left to right: Detective Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Netcong Elementary School Principal Kurt Ceresnak.