Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Friday, October 21, 2022, the Honorable Vincent J. Militello sentenced Thaddues Williams, 39, to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison for the 2020 shooting death of Aieshia McFadden, 36, in Jersey City.
Williams, of East Orange, pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Manslaughter in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-4a(1) on July 26, 2022. The sentence is subject to the No Early Release Act. The State was represented in this case by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor James Felix and Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor Leo Rinaldi.
“The defendant in this case chose to violently cut short the life of a young woman, leaving behind her children, family, and friends,” said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor James Felix. “We thank the court for its service and hope this sentence provides comfort and healing to the victim’s loved ones.”
On Friday, December 4, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of 217-219 Martin Luther King Drive. Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive female – later identified as Aieshia McFadden, 36, of Jersey City – with a gunshot wound to her torso. She was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at approximately 9:10 p.m.