Prosecutors: Man found dead on Cleveland Avenue being investigated as homicide

Police investigate on Cleveland Ave in Trenton where some teens found a man dead late Thursday night.  Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman - The Trentonian

Police investigate on Cleveland Ave in Trenton where some teens found a man dead late Thursday night.
Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman - The Trentonian

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office has identified a man who was found shot to death on Cleveland Avenue Thursday evening. Read more

Prosecutors: Upper Freehold man who struck and killed crossing guard in Trenton indicted last week

Prosecutors indicted Duane Bennett, 43, of Upper Freehold, last week in connection with the death of 56-year-old crossing guard Antonio Wiley on April 18, 2016 at the Route 129 and Lalor Street intersection.

Duane Bennett

Duane Bennett

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said Bennett was indicted on one count of second-degree death by auto and one count of third-degree unlicensed driver causing death to another. At the time of the crash Bennett was only charged with a summons and was not held. The indictment added the second-degree death by auto count, the prosecutor’s office said.

Bennett, who has had his license suspended 23 times, was driving while his license was indefinitely suspended for failure to comply with a court order and non-payment of surcharges. Since obtaining a license the 43-year-old has racked up 19 driving violations. Read more

Wayne Bush murder trial judge: Oops, my ‘snap judgment’ was probably wrong

A woman who witnessed the August 2013 shooting death of her hip-hop lyricist fiancé Jafar “Young Farr” Lewis probably should not have been questioned over her previous credit card fraud plea deal when she testified last week at Wayne Bush’s murder trial. Read more

Fiancée of slain Trenton rapper ‘Young Farr’ testifies at murder trial

The fiancée of slain hip-hop artist Jafar “Young Farr” Lewis witnessed her man get shot and killed more than three years ago but still remembers the vivid details as if it happened yesterday.

Testifying under oath Thursday at Wayne Bush’s murder trial, Twanna Robinson said she was sitting in the passenger’s seat of her Infiniti FX45 on the night of Aug. 23, 2013, and saw Bush raise his arm toward Lewis and “immediately heard two gunshots.” Read more

Wayne Bush’s murder trial begins in shooting death of Trenton rapper

Wayne Bush

Wayne Bush

Wayne Bush’s long-awaited murder trial kicked off Wednesday with the prosecution accusing him of being the gunman who shot and killed a local hip-hop artist. Read more

Lawyer: Trenton woman accused of murdering boyfriend has ‘mental health issues’

Briann Lindsey

Briann Lindsey

The city woman accused of murdering her boyfriend inside their Brookville Commons apartment has a history of mental health issues and has been placed on suicide watch at the county jail. Read more

Pedestrian killed in Trenton identified

Police guard the scene of a hit-and-run fatality Tuesday morning. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Police guard the scene of a hit-and-run fatality Tuesday morning. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

The woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning has been identified as 39-year-old Lea Pringle, of Yardley, Pennsylvania. Read more

Pedestrian killed where man lost leg in Trenton crash

Police guard the scene of a hit-and-run fatality Tuesday morning. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Police guard the scene of a hit-and-run fatality Tuesday morning. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Lea Pringle, of Yardley, Pennsylvania.

The capital city has experienced a deadly 24-hour period.

A 39-year-old woman from Pennsylvania was struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday morning and later died at the hospital.

The accident happened in nearly the exact same spot where a man lost his leg Sunday morning after an alleged drunk driver hit and pinned him between two cars. Read more

Trenton woman arrested in Brookville Commons murder

Briann Lindsey

Briann Lindsey

The man who was stabbed to death in the capital city Monday evening has been identified as 35-year-old Christopher Johnson and his girlfriend has been charged in connection with his murder. Read more

Trenton man kills ex-Trenton cop’s son, gets 25 years behind bars

Robert Bartley

Robert Bartley

A city man who shot and killed a retired Trenton cop’s son in cold blood has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison. Read more