State courts to review sentencing of Tamrah Leonard’s killer

New Jersey’s “excessive punishment panel’’ of learned judges couldn’t get Tamrah Leonard’s killer, Lamar Warren, a break on his 39-year sentence. Superior Court appeals judges Paulette Sapp-Peterson, Trenton’s own, and Jack Sabatino sent the Warren case back to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mark Fleming for “reconsideration.’’ The panel affirmed the judgment of the trial … Read more →

Judge rejects plea to reduce sentence for Tamrah Leonard’s killer

A judge rejected a plea Tuesday to take nine years off the 39 the admitted triggerman got for the drive-by killing of 13-year-old Tamrah Leonard on June 7, 2009. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mark Fleming said an appeals court panel might have mistakenly ruled that the gun charge Lamar Warren also pleaded guilty to … Read more →

Trial for 13-year-old’s murder postponed

The trial for Lamar Warren, the seventh and final defendant in the murder of 13-year-old Tamrah Leonard, has been postponed as Warren will be changing attorneys. Jury selection was to start on Tuesday, but instead Judge Mark Fleming met with prosecutors and Warren’s public defender, Ronald Garzio, behind closed doors. It had come to light … Read more →

Final defendant in Leonard slaying rejects plea deal, wants a trial

Judge Mark Fleming wanted to make sure Lamar Warren knew exactly what he was doing. Warren, one of seven men implicated in the murder of 13-year-old Tamrah Leonard in 2009, turned down a deal of 50 years in prison to bring the case to trial. The other six men — Rasheed Miller, Robert Humphrey, James … Read more →

Lamar Warren

Suspected in the June 7, 2009 death of Tamrah Leonard.