By JOHN T. WARD
The 3-2 decision reversed an appellate decision of January, 2021 that found Sims had been wrongly convicted in part based on statements he gave to detectives without having been told why he was under arrest.
Here’s the latest opinion, written by Justice Anne M. Patterson, as well as the dissent written by Justice Barry T. Albin.
Sims, a former Red Bank resident (seen at right in a New Jersey Department of Corrections photo from 2019), was convicted in August, 2017, of shooting Perry Veney as he sat behind the wheel of a car parked in his grandmother’s driveway at 13 Willow Street three years earlier.
Sims previously did time for shooting two brothers in the borough 2007, and was out of prison for just two months before he was charged in the Veney attack.
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