$1 million bail upheld for fourth suspect in home invasion murder
Quosheon Williams, the fourth suspect captured and charged in the Aug. 16 home-invasion murder of Kayron Jones, got no reduction in his $1 million bail from a judge Tuesday morning in Mercer County Superior Court.
Convicted robber Williams, 23, freshly extradited from a supposedly-planned vacation in Surprise, Ariz., was ordered back to his cell by Superior Court Judge Tom Brown, who held the hearing on video from the Mercer jail.
All four suspects in the murder of Jones, 25, inside his home on North Olden Avenue are now behind bars.
Assistant Mercer Prosecutor Stacy Geurds, who is handling the case with colleague Skylar Weissman, said investigators have yet to determine the motive for the murder.
Also charged and held on high bail Anthony Hemingway, Naquan Chance and London Feliciano, all 24 and from Trenton, who all fled the city but were caught and jailed within days of the killing by Trenton and Mercer cops and U.S. Marshals.
Williams told authorities he had gone to Surprise, Ariz., not to flee arrest, but on a planned vacation. Geurds said two of the suspects were friends, but that investigators still don’t know what triggered the alleged murder.
Morrisville, Pa., native Williams and Hemingway, of Karin Court in Princeton, were charged in 2009 with robbing and beating two Princeton University students after they left a borough bar.
Police said the students were beaten into unconsciousness early on a Sunday morning by robbers who waited outside taverns at closing time.
A police spokesman said the victims were followed to nearby Prospect Avenue, near the Ivy Club, where they were accosted. One young man was grabbed around the neck, dragged into an alleyway strangled, police said.
Williams served a year in state prison for the offense, after he pleaded to theft by unlawful taking in a plea deal with prosecutors, according to New Jersey corrections records. Hemingway cut a similar deal and served 15 months in state prison, and both were free by the fall of 2012.