UNION TWP. (Union) — A township resident could face up to 30 years in prison after admitting he shot his 19-year-old girlfriend to death in March 2021.

A release from the Union County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday said that Jamar Webber, now 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder for the killing of Malikah Taylor of Newark.

Webber was arrested March 9, 2021, two days after Union police responded to a residence on Melrose Parkway and found Taylor unresponsive, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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She was pronounced dead at Newark University Hospital.

Webber is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 23, according to the prosecutor's office.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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