State of New Jersey v. Shariff Ingram

There are 12 comments on the Rutgers Law Library story from Aug 1, 2007, titled State of New Jersey v. Shariff Ingram. In it, Rutgers Law Library reports that:

Before Judges A. A. RodrA guez, Sabatino and Lyons. On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Middlesex County, Indictment Number 00-06-0764. Daniel V. Gautieri, Assistant Deputy Public ...

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CYNTHIA THOMAS

Washington, DC

#1 Aug 16, 2007
IF THE PERSON THAT SHARIFF WAS WITH WAS AQUITTED WHY WAS SHARIFF? IF IT CLEARLY SHOWS THAT HE WAS OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT WHEN THE CRIMES WERE COMMITTED HOW DID HE GET FOUND GUILTY AND SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE?
cynthia simmons

Red Bank, NJ

#2 Oct 24, 2007
I dont understand why the other guy got off with no time and shariff was found guilty. The hold artical is abouth the other guys that they knew for sure was in the apartment. And Ingram was outside talkinig to a youg lady. As they stated. also they said everyone had somthing on there face so how could he be one of the murders. if u could not see they faces. but still he ended up with 30 years that does not make any since to me i think the guy is innocent and they should let that man go cause to me it sounds as if he was there with no clue of what was going on
malikah

Red Bank, NJ

#3 Oct 24, 2007
WHY IS IT THAT SHARIFF WAS FOUND GUILTY WHEN NOONE CAN SAY FOR SURE THAT HE WAS IN THAT APARTMENT I DONT THINK ITS FAIR FOR ONE OF THEM TO GET OFF AND HE GET ALL THAT TIME WITH OUT PAROLE WHEN NOONE CAN IDENTIFY THAT HE WAS IN THAT HOUSE ITS NOT FAIR AND HE SHOULD BE SET FREE
SHARONDA

Red Bank, NJ

#4 Oct 24, 2007
WHAT PROOF DO THEY HAVE THAT THIS MAN IS GUILTY WHEN THEY SAID SO THEMSELVES THAT NO ONE COULD IDENTIFY HE WAS IN THAT HOUSE JUST CAUSE U GO SOMEWERE WITH SOMEONE DOES NOT MEAN U KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO THEY SAID SO THERE SELVES THAT THEY KNEW THE ONES THAT WAS IN THERE BUT COULD NOY IDENTIFY SHARIFF INSIDE THAT HOUSE THEY SAID THAT HE WAS TALKING TO A YOUNG LADY OUTSIDE WHEN THEY CAME OUT I THINK HE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE AND I REALLY HOPE THAT HE GETS OUT CAUSE 30 YEARS IS TO MUCH TIME FOR SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE INNOCENT. FOR SHARIFF FAMILY U AND HIM WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS MAY GOD BLESS U ALL AND GOOD LUCK
MOTHER

Red Bank, NJ

#5 Oct 26, 2007
I WOULD LIKE TO START OFF BY SAYING THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING ME AND MY SON IN YOUR PRAYERS.I WOULD LIKE TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT MY CHILD IS NOT THAT TYPE OF PERSON TO HURT SOMEONE LIKE THAT I RAISED HIM FOR 18 YEARS PLUS. AND HE HAS ALLWAYS BEEN A RESPECTABLE PERSON. AS A CHILD MY SON WAS RAISED UP IN CHURCH. HE WAS A KIND EASY GOING PERSON AND THATS THE SHARIFF INGRAM THAT I KNOW I DONT THINK MY SON WAS CAPABLE OF THEESE THINGS THAT THE ACCUSSED HIM OF DOING. I REALLY THINK MY SON WAS THERE HELPING OUT A FRIEND LIKE HE SAID HE WAS HE WAS TAKING HIM TO THE MALL AS THE ARTICAL STATED AND JUST WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. I DO BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT MY SON IS INNOCENT AND I HOPE THAT WHEN HE DO GO TO COURT EVERYONE ELSE SEE IT TO.I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LOSE A CHILD AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TIO THE VICTOMS FAMILY AS WELL.I DONT WANT U ALL TO GET ME WRONMG IM NOT SAYING MY SON WAS NO ANGEL.BUT I JUST DONT THINK MY SON WAS CAPABLE OF DOING SUCH THINGS LIKE THAT CAUSE HE LOSS ABROTHER IS WELL ALMOST IN THE SAME MANNER.THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPORT AND PRAYERS AND MAY GOD BLESS US ALL.
QUINETTE NOBLES

Gilbertsville, PA

#6 Oct 26, 2007
I WOULD LIKE TO START OF BY SAYING THAT I WAS WITH SHARIFF AT THE TIME OF HIS TRAIL, AND NOT AT ONE TIME DID I THINK HE WAS CAPABLE OF COMMITTING A CRIME. SHARIFF IS A CARING AND LOVABLE PERSON, THAT LOVED TO BE AROUND HIS FAMILY. THE DAY HE WAS CONVICTED I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS OVER, WE HAD PLANS ON GETTING MARRIED. THOUGHOUT THE TRAIL HE WAS NOT IMPLACATED AS BEING INVOLVED IN THE CRIME, NOR WAS HE AWARE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND DID HE EVEN THINK HE WAS GOING TO BE CONVICTED OF 30 YRS FOR SOMEONE ELSES MISTAKE. ALOMG WITH HIS FAMILY WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU SUPPORT AND PRAYERS THAT YOU HAVE GIVE US.
NEE NEE

Red Bank, NJ

#7 Oct 26, 2007
I THOUGHT THAT THE GUY WAS HOME LIKE THE OTHER ONE WAS I READ THIS ARTICAL AND COULD NOT BELIVE WHAT I WAS READING THIS AND WAS IN DISBELIEF THAT U GUYS ARE STILL HOLDING THIS INOCENT GUY U NEED TO SEND THIS YOUNG MAN HOME TO HIS MOTHER SHE IS CRYING OUT FOR HER SON MOTHER YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS TO MAY GOD BLESS YOU
TAMIKA

Gilbertsville, PA

#8 Oct 26, 2007
I AM FRIEND OF THE DEFENDENTS GIRLFRIEND; EVER SINCE I HAVE KNOWN SHARIF HER WAS ALWAYS HIM TO BE A VERY RESPECTABLE GUY THATS LOVE TO HAVE FUN. DURING TRAIL IT WAS STATED THAT SHARIF US HIS GIRLFRIEND CAR, I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SHARIF WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE HIM NOR HIS GIRLFRIEND LIFE BY TAKING THERE CAR TO COMMIT A CRIME. HE ALWAYS THE TYPE TO HELP ANYONE OUT IF NEEDED. I KNOWN HIM FOR 6YRS AND NOT AT ONE POINT DID I EVER FILL HE IS A VIOLENT PERSON, HE LOVES TO LAUGH AND BE AROUND HIS SON. PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.
Sharon

Altoona, PA

#9 Jan 3, 2008
I have read the public record of the account and do not see how this gentleman was convicted of this crime. If it shows that he was outside of the house during the crime how in the world was he convicted. It was stated that he was outside with a young lady and the guys he was with was still upstairs. Also the other guys had mask on, why does it seem smart for Sharif to be the only one without one. Why would he run the risk of being identified if the others had on mask. That is not smart to me. I do not have a law degree but without proof of a crime why is he still in prison. This case is now at the Supreme Court and I hope the judges that sit on the bench realize that just because he is Black does not mean that he was in on the crime and just because he has a past does not mean that he would commit murder. Sharif had a brother that was killed on the srteets of Newark and I do not believe that he would take another person life. Sharif was with his brother when he died and it was very tramatic on him, so I believe that he is kind hearted enough and knows the pain of loss of a sibling at a young age. The transcript also states that the person that actually pull the trigger is deceased and that is probably why they are holding Sharif(wanting wo hold someone for the crime). If someone has to pay for this crime who will pay for Sharif time in prison. He has a son that he has been away from for 5 years now and can not get that time back either. I am sad that a young Black man lost his life but justice has not been served because Sharif is paying for a crime that he actually did not commit. I know that Sharif is not prefect (but who is) and he has done wrong in his life but know one wants to pay for something that they did not do. People who committed crimes do not want to pay for what they did so this young Sharif who is in the prime of his life and missing out on his son, who has year has turned 18 and is going to be father his self, do not want to be in prison at the age of 37 for something he did not do. Everyone needs and deserves a second chance and someone to listen and view the facts not his past. All my thoughts and prayers are with Sharif's family and friends and everyone keep your heads up and believe that GOD has a plan and that Sharif will be out and better for this experience. MAY GOD BLESS
Brian J

Syracuse, NY

#10 Feb 3, 2008
R U Malikah1104?
Kris

United States

#11 Feb 2, 2009
Shariff and all who are aquainted with him- I am so sorry for your suffering. I hope today can be a blessed and happy day for all of you. Shariff deserves a chance to lead a fulfiling life and has been through far too much.
Kris

Bronx, NY

#12 Feb 8, 2009
I would really like to know how Shariff is doing. I'm not able to get a letter out to him as I don't have an address to mail it to. I want to be able to show my support to him and let him know there are a lot of people praying and rooting for him, if someone can provide me with a mailing address I'd greatly appreciate it. My email is shinygyrl@gmail.com. Love and peace always.

MOTHER wrote:
I WOULD LIKE TO START OFF BY SAYING THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING ME AND MY SON IN YOUR PRAYERS.I WOULD LIKE TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT MY CHILD IS NOT THAT TYPE OF PERSON TO HURT SOMEONE LIKE THAT I RAISED HIM FOR 18 YEARS PLUS. AND HE HAS ALLWAYS BEEN A RESPECTABLE PERSON. AS A CHILD MY SON WAS RAISED UP IN CHURCH. HE WAS A KIND EASY GOING PERSON AND THATS THE SHARIFF INGRAM THAT I KNOW I DONT THINK MY SON WAS CAPABLE OF THEESE THINGS THAT THE ACCUSSED HIM OF DOING. I REALLY THINK MY SON WAS THERE HELPING OUT A FRIEND LIKE HE SAID HE WAS HE WAS TAKING HIM TO THE MALL AS THE ARTICAL STATED AND JUST WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. I DO BELIEVE IN MY HEART THAT MY SON IS INNOCENT AND I HOPE THAT WHEN HE DO GO TO COURT EVERYONE ELSE SEE IT TO.I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LOSE A CHILD AND MY PRAYERS GO OUT TIO THE VICTOMS FAMILY AS WELL.I DONT WANT U ALL TO GET ME WRONMG IM NOT SAYING MY SON WAS NO ANGEL.BUT I JUST DONT THINK MY SON WAS CAPABLE OF DOING SUCH THINGS LIKE THAT CAUSE HE LOSS ABROTHER IS WELL ALMOST IN THE SAME MANNER.THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPORT AND PRAYERS AND MAY GOD BLESS US ALL.

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