Trenton man arrested for murder of Edwin Saddler
A city man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the stabbing death of 22-year-old Edwin Saddler.
Akee Harris, 26, of Ellsworth Avenue, is charged with murder and weapons offenses in connection with Saddler’s death.
Saddler was one of two people who died on June 24. He was found in the first block of Ellsworth Avenue suffering from multiple stab wounds, and died several hours later at the hospital.
Prosecutors say Harris was treated at a hospital in Hopewell for a laceration on his hand around the same time that Saddler was being treated at a hospital in Trenton. The investigation revealed that Harris and Saddler were involved in a physical altercation, and that Harris stabbed Saddler numerous times.
Harris was arrested at a relative’s house around 5 p.m. Tuesday by members of the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. He is being held on $1 million cash or bond bail.
Saddler was a lifelong city resident and played football for Trenton Central High School, according to his obituary. He is survived by his mother, nine siblings and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.