OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
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Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2015

A Newark woman has admitted to fatally shooting another woman outside of an Elizabeth nightclub nearly four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

Tiffany Moore, 24, on Tuesday pleaded guilty before state Superior Court Judge Scott J. Moynihan to one count of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of 19-year-old Felicia Hester of East Orange, according to Union County Homicide Task Force Assistant Prosecutor Scott Peterson, who prosecuted the case. 

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units rushed to the Coco Bongo nightclub on the corner of North Broad and Mary streets in Elizabeth during the early hours of September 22, 2011 to find Hester suffering from a gunshot wound, Peterson said. Hester was transported to University Hospital in Newark, where she died two days later.

An intensive investigation by the Homicide Task Force, assisted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office ID Unit, resulted in Moore being charged with murder less than a week after the shooting.

Sentencing in the case has been scheduled for November 12, 2015 before Judge Moynihan, at which time Moore is expected to receive a term of 22 years in state prison. Under the provision of New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, Moore will be required to serve at least 85 percent of that term before becoming eligible for parole.