Trenton man charged with murder offered plea deal

One of two Trenton men accused of gunning down 26-year-old Brandon Nance outside a city bakery in 2013 was offered a plea deal by prosecutors calling for a 28-year sentence.

Dante Alexander

Dante Alexander

Dante Alexander, 31, was indicted earlier this year on counts of murder and weapons offenses after prosecutors said he fatally shot Nance in broad daylight Aug. 29, 2013 in front of Italian People‚Äôs Bakery on Butler Street.

Under terms of the plea deal, Alexander would be required to plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter and an unrelated robbery. He would receive a concurrent 15-year sentence on the robbery charge, which stems from a 2013 armed holdup of two Philadelphia residents on Perry Street.

The proposed deal is contingent on Alexander providing information to prosecutors, Assistant Prosecutor Lewis Korngut said at a status hearing Monday. He was not more specific.

A second gunman remains unidentified and at large, prosecutors said.

Surveillance captured Nance being shot multiple times. He collapsed in front of the bakery and was shot several more times while he lay on the ground. Police recovered 16 .40-caliber shell casings along Butler Street.

Alexander, who was arrested in Virginia last May, remains jailed on $1 million bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for June.

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