Essex County

Cory Robinson Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter in Murder-Robbery

Cory Robinson of Newark Pleads Guilty-Photo Essex Couty Prosecutor
Cory Robinson of Newark Pleads Guilty-Photo Essex County Prosecutor

Resident of Newark Admits to Murdering East Orange Man During Robbery
By: Moe M.
On November 8, 2017, Cory Robinson, a twenty-six (26) year old Newark resident, plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter in connection with a shooting of an East Orange man, Edwin Gibson, thirty-two (32). On September 5, 2014, Robinson committed a meaningless act of violence against Mr. Gibson and murdered him. Gibson did not have any money or valuables that were sought out by Robinson.

According to the plea agreement, Mr. Robinson must serve a minimum of eighteen (18) years in N.J. State Prison before he is eligible for parole. Once on parole, Robinson will be supervised for an additional five (5) years. Mr. Robinson had also pled guilty to a weapons offense.

Mr. Robinson will appear for a sentencing hearing on Friday, December 15th, 2017 before the Honorable Judge James Donohue in the Essex County Superior Court.

All persons are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.