Hudson County– The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders honors applauds and commends Michael D’Andrea, Chief of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit, on his 30 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Hudson County.

Michael D’Andrea has announced his retirement after a distinguished and successful career of three decades as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, including nine years as Chief of the Homicide Unit.  During his tenure, he handled some of the most high profile cases that came in the office.

Michael D’Andrea was born and raised in Hudson County and graduated from Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane, Washington; he returned to Hudson County in 1985 and was hired by the Prosecutor’s Office as an Investigator in 1986.  After admission to the New Jersey Bar, he became an Assistant Prosecutor in 1988 and was tapped to lead the Homicide Unit in 2009.

Among Michael D’Andrea’s many successful prosecutions is the conviction of Edward McDonald for the 2005 home invasion and execution of four members of the Armanious family.  He also secured the convictions of both Shiqan and Latonia Bellamy for the Easter Sunday morning murder of Michael Muchioki and Nia Haqq, who had just returned home from their engagement party.  He also successfully prosecuted Draymond Coleman and Krystal Riordan in the murder case of 18-year-old Jennifer Moore.

While acknowledging that man’s inhumanity knows no bounds, Michael D’Andrea has also seen great good from Hudson County’s residents throughout his career.

Michael D’Andrea has received numerous professional honors and awards during his career in recognition of his many accomplishments including the 2015 County Prosecutors Association Career Advocacy Award.  He has also served as a faculty member of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute since 2012.

Michael D’Andrea has been an outstanding mentor to an emerging generation of assistant prosecutors and will leave the Homicide Unit in very capable hands.

For three decades, Michael D’Andrea has fulfilled his duties as a member of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in an exemplary manner, with integrity, commitment and professionalism.

Freeholder Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders honor applaud and commend Michael D’Andrea for over three decades of dedicated service to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office including nine years as Chief of the Homicide Unit.  The Hudson County Board of Freeholders expresses its sincere appreciation to Michael D’Andrea for his contributions to the County of Hudson and wishes him much health, happiness and enjoyment in the years to come.