William Marshall admits role in 2012 slaying, will get 30-year sentence

William Marshall choked back tears Friday as he admitted to shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend; in return for his admission he will receive a prison sentence of 30 years.

Ruschell Fireall, 42, was shot multiple times on Nov. 16, 2012. Ex-con Marshall, who has served time for assault and burglary offenses, admitted that he used his car to run Fireall’s off the road so that he could shoot her dead along Pennington Avenue. Fireall’s mother witnessed the murder. Read more

Murder suspect who thought he was being chased by martians indicted

An accused murderer, who thought he was being chased by aliens, was hit with a 14-count indictment for robbing and killing one man and attempting to kill another.

Jack Isabell’s charges include three counts of first degree murder, felony murder and attempted murder on top of all the robbery, weapons and drugs charges he got during after the authorities’ investigation into his alleged crimes. He also has a murder charge that makes the 41-year-old eligible for a mandatory sentence of life without parole. That specific charge was created when the death penalty was abolished in 2007, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office.

Since his arrest in April, he has undergone a court-ordered mental health evaluation. Read more

Man found shot behind wheel of minivan in Trenton

Two and a half months of relative calm was shattered early Sunday morning after a shooting left one man dead.

According to Casey DeBlasio, spokeswoman for the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, police were called to the area of Mulberry Street and Nottingham Way on report of a person shot around 1:19 a.m.

When police arrived they found the victim, 22-year-old Rodney Sutphin of Trenton, dead behind the wheel of a still running minivan, DeBlasio said. Read more

Fredy Gonzalez indicted in connection with the murder of Raul Cruz

A man accused of stabbing his housemate to death last year has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the case.

Fredy Gonzalez, 21, was indicted last week on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in connection with the death of 24-year-old Raul Cruz. Read more

Clemens and Wells-Holmes asking to be tried together in court

A suspected murder accomplice is insisting on going to trial with the gunman charged in the shooting death of Andre Corbett in January 2013.

The prosecutor and Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier said trying Zihqwan Clemens, who is charged as the getaway driver, at the same time as alleged triggerman Keith Wells-Holmes could pose judicial problems. Read more

Emil Fennell gets 17-year sentence for killing over ‘respect’

Shawn Marinnie didn’t respect Emil Fennell enough to put on a mask before he allegedly pulled a gun to rob him, at least that’s how Fennell saw it.

So Fennell put on a mask days later and shot Marinnie dead.

The illustration of the mentality of Trenton’s gang members came out in Mercer County Superior Court Thursday during a sentencing hearing that saw Fennell get a 20-year prison term. Read more

Marshall offered 30-year prison term in Fireall slaying

Ex-con William Marshall was offered a 30-year prison term Wednesday for a guilty plea to running a former girlfriend’s car off the road so he could shoot her dead in the street. Read more

McNeil and Laws indicted in connection with Devahje Bing’s murder

Two city men have been indicted in connection with the 2013 shooting death of 19-year-old Devahje Bing.

Bing was gunned down at the Oakland Park apartment complex around 5 p.m. on May 25, 2013. He was shot several times in the upper torso, police say, and he later died at the hospital. Court documents in the case say that two witnesses identified the shooter, and that the shooting was captured by surveillance cameras. Read more

Taariq Miller gets 22-year sentence in connection with 2007 murder of Naquan Archie

A gangster whose .45 misfired during a robbery-murder was sentenced to the same 22 year prison sentence Tuesday as the accomplice who emptied his gun into the victim that day in 2007.

Taariq Miller, 23, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for his failed role in the killing of Naquan Archie, 18, who was hit with bullets fired by accomplice Willie Yeager on March 26 more than seven years ago. Read more

Alleged getaway driver offered 30-year sentence in Andre Corbett murder case

Zihqwan Clemens was offered 30 years in prison Wednesday for his alleged role as getaway driver in the shooting murder of father of 10 Andre Corbett in January 2013.

Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Tom Meidt said authorities have video and eyewitness evidence linking Clemons, 25, and the suspected triggerman, 23-year-old Keith Wells-Holmes. Read more