Man Sentenced For Fatally Shooting Woman Who Refused To Be Groped
On December 4th, 2020, 36-year-old Aieshia McFadden was leaving a grocery store in Jersey City with her daughter when she was stopped by a man named Thaddues Williams. After denying his advances to get to know her, he began to grope her. According to Penn Live, Williams shot her in the torso when she tried to fight him off of her. She was then taken by EMTs to a nearby hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
On July 26, Thaddeus Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter after initially being charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and criminal sexual contact. On Friday, the 39-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in prison with eligibility for parole after serving 17 years by Judge Vincent J. Militello at Hudson County Superior Court.
“The defendant in this case chose to violently cut short the life of a young woman, leaving behind her children, family, and friends,” said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor James Felix. “We thank the court for its service and hope this sentence provides comfort and healing to the victim’s loved ones.”
Aieshia McFadden worked for four years at Lincoln High School, in the cafeteria, and was described as “very loving, extremely funny, strong-minded, and was passionate about her kids.” She was the mother of four that are now between the ages of 10 and 22.
#Clique, please keep Aieshia’s family and friends in your thoughts as they continue to grieve.