Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that an indictment was returned by the Essex County grand jury charging Ernest Williams, 21, of Montclair of murdering Brian Schiavetti, 21, of Ridgewood, Conn.
Schiavetti was killed in Montclair during an attempted robbery on July 22, 2012. He died from multiple gunshot wounds. His body was found in an apartment building on William Street around 6:40 p.m.
Williams is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in the indictment on April 2 at 9:00 a.m. before the Honorable Peter J. Vazquez, J.S.C. Williams is currently being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility on bail for $750,000.
Along with murder, Williams was also charged with robbery and weapons offenses.
A second defendant, James Pitts, 22, of Montclair was also indicted. He is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to violate narcotics laws. He will also be arraigned on April 2 before Judge Vazquez.
Assistant Prosecutor Naazneen Khan is handling the case for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
These charges are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they plead guilty or found guilty in court of law.