Cold Case: Clinton Avenue Five *Five young men killed, but their remains never found; Philander Hampton pled guilty, sentenced to 10 years in prison *Where is the justice*

Michael McDowell, 16
Alvin Turner, 16
Melvin Pittman, 17
Randy Johnson, 16
Ernest Taylor, 17

Find-A-Grave: Michael McDowell
Find-A-Grave: Alvin Turner
Find-A-Grave: Melvin Pittman
Find-A-Grave: Randy Johnson
Find-A-Grave: Ernest Taylor
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2 charged with killing 5 teens missing since 1978
Philander Hampton Admits To Murdering Newark Teens In 1978
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Wikipedia: Clinton Avenue Five

Lee Anthony Evans – acquitted at trial
Philander Hampton – pled guilty, sentenced to 10 years in prison


PhilanderHampton prison mug

Philander Hampton
SBI Number: 000853393A
Sentenced as: Hampton, Philander
Race: Black
Ethnicity: Black
Sex: Male
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 168 lbs.
Birth Date: December 4, 1956
Admission Date: September 1, 2011
Current Facility: ECCF – CRAF
Current Max Release Date: April 15, 2017
Current Parole Eligibility Date: N/A


Offense: 5 counts of: 2C:11-3*1 Murder/1
Offense Date: August 20, 1978
Sentence Date: October 3, 2011
County of Commitment: Essex
Commitment Order: ESX10-07-1728-I
Mandatory Minimum Term: None
Maximum Term: 10 Yers

Date In Custody: September 1, 2011
Date Out of Custody: Currently In Custody

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