Newark woman sentenced to 22 years for fatal shooting   

A Newark woman has been sentenced to 22 years in state prison for being responsible for a fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth a little more than four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

Under the provisions of New Jersey’s No Early Release Act, Tiffany Moore, 24, must serve at least 85 percent of that sentence before the possibility of parole. In August Moore 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 Identification Unit, resulted in Moore being charged with murder less than a week after the shooting.