Robert Byers indicted on murder charges in connection with Devon Hewitt’s death
A suspect who fled to Florida after allegedly fatally shooting construction worker and DJ Devon Hewitt in 2013 has been indicted on murder charges.
Robert E. Byers, 36, of Mott Street, who was nabbed in Miami in March, was indicted on first-degree murder and weapons charges after Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Kimm Lacken presented the case to a grand jury.
Byers is accused of going to a house on Phillips Avenue where native of Jamaica and popular disc jockey Hewitt, 47, was partying with friend at 4:45 the afternoon of Nov. 21, 2013.
When cops responded to shots fired along Phillips, they found the father of two dead.
Since he was hauled in with the help of fugitive task forces here and in Florida, Byers has been a resident of the Mercer jail, held on $1 million bail.
Byers is a native of Jamaica in America on an expired work visa. His victim left Jamaica 30 years ago and supported his family with a union construction job.