Garden State of Mind: For fast-talking ex-con, redemption comes slowly

Sheard was born in Montclair and grew up in East Orange. His mother was a Jehovah’s Witness, and after high school he lived in the church’s Brooklyn headquarters and pastored at a Kingdom Hall in the Bronx.

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