Trenton man pleads guilty in shooting death

TRENTONAljava Gaither has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Craig Fitzgerald as Fitzgerald tried to club him to death in a dispute over $10 on April 9, 2011, the Mercer County prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday.

In a plea deal, the 21-year-old Gaither admitted his guilt and agreed to serve up to 12 years in prison on a charge of aggravated manslaughter. He appeared before Mercer Superior Court Judge Mark Fleming on Tuesday morning.

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