Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Honorable Peter V. Ryan sentenced Jaworski Sneed, 20, of East Orange, to life in state prison for murdering Daryl Logan, 47, of Newark.
Logan was fatally shot on Christmas Eve 2010 outside a Newark grocery store where he worked. Logan left the store, located at Osborne Terrance and Shephard Avenue, to break up a fight just outside its doors. Logan was punched and fell to the ground. Sneed, who was 17 years old at the time, then came from behind and shot Logan in the back while he was on the ground.
Logan’s daughter, who lived across the street from the store, witnessed the murder.
After a two-week trial, the jury deliberated for just over three hours before convicting Sneed of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon a handgun last month.
“A life sentence is entirely appropriate given the outrageously horrendous nature of this offense,” said Assistant Prosecutor Kim Acocella who tried the case along with Assistant Prosecutor Harry Moskowitz.