JERSEY CITY MAN SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN STATE PRISON FOR TWO MURDERS INCLUDING 2015 HOMICIDE OF BERGEN AVENUE STOREOWNER, AND THREE SHOOTING INCIDENTS

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Honorable John Young, J.S.C. sentenced Golden Williamson, age 34, of Jersey City, to 30 years each in state prison for two murders that occurred in 2015 and 2016 in Jersey City, which will be served concurrently. The crime of Murder carries a mandatory minimum of 30 years of parole ineligibility.

On November 21, 2019, Williamson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree Murder related to the shooting deaths of Kevin Miles on Stuyvesant Avenue in Jersey City in January 2016 and Jersey City storeowner Byunguen Lee on Bergen Avenue in Jersey City in December 2015.

Williamson also pleaded guilty to Aggravated Assault in three additional shooting incidents that occurred in Jersey City and Toms River in 2015 and 2016. Judge Young sentenced Williamson to a sentence of five years in New Jersey state prison subject to No Early Release Act for each of the Aggravated Assaults, with one of the five-year sentences to be served consecutively to the murder sentences and the others to be served concurrently.

On July 12, 2017, Williamson – as well as several additional co-defendants – were charged in a multi-count indictment involving the running of a violent narcotics network that had its origins in Jersey City but extended throughout New Jersey including Monmouth, Ocean and Salem counties.

The investigation was led by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and Gang Task Force in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and municipal police departments from Jersey City, Toms River, Wall Township and Tinton Falls.

The State is represented in this case by Assistant Prosecutor Leo Hernandez and Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Roe of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.

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