Murder suspect Isiah Greene admits he previously lied to police

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

Alleged killer Isiah Greene testified in his own defense Tuesday, exposing himself to fierce cross-examination that forced him to admit that he had previously lied to police.

“You lied about being shot on Sanhican?” Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Jim Scott asked the defendant. “You lied about who shot you? You lied about where you got shot?” Read more

Trenton woman accused of slaying ex-boyfriend rejects plea deal

Charlotte Carman

Charlotte Carman

A woman accused of fatally stabbing her ex-boyfriend intends to go to trial on a self-defense claim rather than accept a plea deal that would have put her in prison for 30 years. Read more

Trenton man who lost his shoe after a shooting indicted for murder

Seth Z. Bowers

Seth Z. Bowers

A city man was indicted last week in connection with the shooting death of Zaire Gibbs. Read more

Trenton killer gets 14 years in connection with 2013 homicide

DaShawn Bethea stood solemn in khaki prison garb before a Mercer County Judge as he received a sentence of 14 years in the death of 61-year-old Berkley McDaniel in June of 2013 on Friday.

The 27-year-old was sentenced in accordance with a negotiated plea deal for manslaughter and aggravated assault in two violent cases in Trenton.

DaShawn Bethea

DaShawn Bethea

McDaniel’s family said in court they did not know Bethea, but they questioned why he would have committed such a violent act against McDaniel. In spite of Bethea’s crime that took McDaniel’s life – the family forgave him in letters and before the court. McDaniel was not Bethea’s intended victim, but an innocent bystander who was struck amid wild gunfire on Stuyvesant Avenue that night. Read more

Trenton murder suspect Isiah Greene remains cool during cop’s testimony

Isiah Greene

Alleged killer Isiah Greene

Freshly groomed and nicely dressed, murder suspect Isiah Greene appeared cool, calm and collected in court Tuesday as a police officer testified that she photographed the defendant several years ago when he was recovering from a gunshot wound to the foot. Read more

Murder suspect Isiah Greene’s retrial begins

Isiah Greene

Murder suspect Isiah Greene

Here we go again. Read more

2016: Trenton’s homicides by the numbers

A man was shot and killed on Edgewood Avenue. November 15, 2016 (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

A man was shot and killed on Edgewood Avenue. November 15, 2016 (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

The capital city experienced 24 homicides in 2016, which includes the deaths of Edwardo Martinez and Vincent Miller, whom both were killed by hit-and-run drivers. That number also includes the death of Alfred Toe who was shot and killed while trying to wrestle a handgun away from an off-duty police officer. Read more

Mercer County officials discuss Mental Health Court to curb violence

Two men were murdered in the parking lot of this gas station. Sept. 11, 2016 (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Two men were murdered in the parking lot of this gas station. Sept. 11, 2016 (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Shortly after 3 a.m. on September 11, a Trenton cop left the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Chambers Street; moments later two men were murdered in the Shell gas station parking lot.

“I wonder what we could have done differently in that particular circumstance,” Police Director Ernest Parrey Jr. said. “I had a supervisor in a vehicle sitting there. He left to respond to a call. Other than having someone posted on every single corner, what more can you possibly do?” Read more

Phone records show accomplice lured passengers to fatal Lyft robbery location: PROSECUTORS

Kasey DeZolt (left) and Dominique Richter

Kasey DeZolt (left) and Dominique Richter

As details regarding the death of Amber Dudley emerge, the case becomes more odd. Read more

Prosecutors: Video shows shooting death of Chambersburg murder victim

Emmanuel Cruz

Emmanuel Cruz

Recently arrested murder suspect Emmanuel Cruz killed Emilio Lopez in cold blood during a 2012 city robbery and the whole shebang was recorded on surveillance footage, authorities alleged. Read more