Accused murderer who fled to Virginia still looking to retain attorney



The suspect accused of fatally shooting a Trenton man on his birthday had his bail hearing postponed for the second time in as many weeks.

Horace Gordon is accused of gunning down 29-year-old Harvey Sharp on June 24, on the first block of Cummings Avenue, then fleeing from New Jersey to southern Virginia, where he was later apprehended by members of the U.S. Marshals.

Superior Court Judge Darlene Pereksta adjourned the bail hearing for a second time because Gordon is not represented by an attorney on the murder charge.

Gordon told the court he was attempting to retain defense attorney Arun Levine.

“I’m working on it,” he said.

Gordon also filled out paperwork to be represented by the public defender’s officer. But Mercer County public defender Tom Belsky said his office had not received that paper work nor conducted an interview with Gordon at the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $1 million.

Assistant Prosecutor Skylar Weissman noted that a large contingent of Sharp’s family showed up for Friday’s hearing as they had done the previous week, only to see the proceeding postponed.

“I don’t want them to come every week and we put this off,” Pereksta said.

The matter was rescheduled for July 31.

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