Incarcerated Trenton man charged in connection with 2005 murder of Omar Murphy

A city man who is serving an 18-year sentence in Northern State Prison in Newark was charged last week in connection with the 2005 shooting death of Omar Murphy.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2005, police found 30-year-old Murphy near the intersection of Stuyvesant and Ellsworth avenues suffering from gunshot wounds to his left arm and chest. Murphy was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Mayleek McInnis

Mayleek McInnis

According to prosecutors in the case, during recent months, witnesses have come forward with information identifying Mayleek McInnis as the person who shot and killed Murphy.

McInnis, 27, has been incarcerated in Northern State Prison in Newark since 2010 serving an 18-year sentence for aggravated manslaughter.

On Aug. 18, prosecutors charged McInnis with first-degree murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in connection with Murphy’s death. McInnis was notified of the charges Friday.

Bail on the homicide charges is set at $1 million cash or bond.

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