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A Jersey City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with a 2018 murder in Greenville.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, James Crawford, 24, was sentenced on Friday by Judge Angelo Servidio for his role in the shooting death of Eric Crocker.

Crocker, 23, of Bayonne, was gunned down on the afternoon of September 4, 2018, in the area of Lembeck Avenue and Ocean Avenue.

Following a four week trial, Crawford was convicted by a jury of Murder, Possession of a Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

The jury was was unable to reach a verdict on the Conspiracy to Commit Murder charge against Crawford and on the Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder charges brought against codefendant Alexander Harris, 33, of Jersey City.

James Crawford courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor's Office
James Crawford courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office
James Crawford courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor's Office

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office intends to have Harris retried on the charges. A third codefendant, Jahmir Thomas, pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault.

Crawford will not be eligible for parole for 30 years.

The State is represented in this matter by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutors David Feldman and Dennis Murray.