Trenton man indicted for Edwin Saddler murder
A city man has been indicted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Edwin Saddler.
Akee Harris, 27, was indicted on murder and related weapons charges in connection with Saddler’s death, which happened on June 23, 2015, in the first block of Ellsworth Avenue.
Prosecutors believe Harris and Saddler were involved in a physical altercation, during which Harris stabbed Saddler numerous times. Prosecutors say Harris was treated at a hospital in Hopewell after suffering a laceration to his hand during the altercation with Saddler.
Harris was arrested at a relative’s house in the capital city a few days after the stabbing. He is free on $250,000 bail.
At a bail hearing last year, Harris’ attorney said his client was unarmed and acted in self-defense when he was jumped by three men who were reportedly waiting for him when he pulled up with his girlfriend to his city residence on Ellsworth Avenue. The attorney said the knife used to fatally stab Saddler was “introduced by the other party.”