Kenneth Hines arrested, charged in connection with murder of Rodney Burke

A Trenton man has been charged in connection with the murder of 48-year-old Rodney Burke.

Kenneth Hines, 34, is charged with first-degree murder and second-degree conspiracy, and prosecutors say he conspired with others to commit a robbery, which resulted in Burke’s death.

Police found Burke suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside his South Broad Street apartment around 2 a.m. on Nov. 4. Burke was then taken to St. Francis Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Kenneth Hines

Kenneth Hines

Hines was arrested Tuesday after police conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Walnut Avenue and found him in possession of narcotics.

Hines’ bail was set at $1 million cash or bond.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide task force at (609) 989-6406 or the Trenton police confidential tip line at (609) 989-3663.

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