NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A man convicted of strangling and drowning one ex-girlfriend and fatally shooting another as well as the man she had recently started dating has been sentenced to 190 years in prison.
Jeffrey Holland was convicted last December of the three murders, as well as other counts including burglary, theft, desecration of human remains and other counts. He was sentenced on Tuesday.
Essex County prosecutors say the 30-year-old East Orange man strangled and drowned 21-year-old Tiniquah Rouse in January 2016. The next day, they said, he kicked in the door of an apartment and shot 23-year-old Ashley Jones and 28-year-old Jararell Marshall.
Holland testified that Rouse's death was an accident, and he denied having anything to do with the other slayings.