The Public Defender's office participated in every capital case in new Jersey from restoration in 1982 to repeal in 2017. 225 trials, 60 death sentences, no executions.
All this work by dedicated public servants who are not lionized on TV, but who see the humanity in their clients and uphold the highest standards of our profession. - gwc
Public Defender John McMahon compares a photo of the defendant Tariq Kyam, left, from 2009 and a police sketch of the robber during his closing statement. Tariq Kyam of Newark, formally known as Raymond Perry appears in Superior Court in Essex County for his robbery trial. Kyam, charged in an alleged 2009 crime spree appears before Judge Michael A. Petrolle on Wednesday. February 1, 2017Newark Public Defender John McMahon is retiring after 27 years
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