Trenton man indicted on 2010 murder charge
TRENTON — A city man accused of shooting a Hamilton resident to death was indicted on Friday for murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Kevin Wesley, 28, allegedly shot Victor Thompson in the neck while the victim was sitting in his car on Carver Lane on Nov. 18, 2010, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office.
During a bail hearing in June, Wesley, also known as “Fingers,” appeared in front of Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier via video conferencing from the county correctional facility. His defense attorney asked the court to reduce the bail amount from $1 million to $750,000, citing Wesley’s strong ties to the community and that he was not a flight risk.
Although the request was granted, Wesley was unable to post the amount and remained incarcerated.
In 2011, Wesley has also been charged in two unrelated incidents. He allegedly robbed pharmacies, including the MedLink Pharmacy on South Broad Street in Trenton, in search of prescription narcotics.