Five indicted in Lyft murder of Amber Dudley
Five people were indicted last week in the murder of 27-year-old Amber Dudley, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said on Wednesday.
Ronderrick Manuel, 43, of Trenton, who is the alleged triggerman in Dudley’s killing was indicted on two counts of first degree felony murder, one count of first degree robbery, two counts of second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second degree unlawful possession of a weapon. Manuel had recently been arrested after it was alleged he burglarized a Ewing property, he was subsequently rearrested on the charges for which he has been indicted on.
The other defendants — Andrew Alston,39; Kasey Dezolt, 32, of Morrisville, Pa.; and Dominique Richter, 31, of Hamilton were each indicted on one count of first-degree felony murder, one count of first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
The fifth defendant, Douglas Mathis, 52, of Trenton was served his complaints while he was locked up in Camden on unrelated charges. Court documents related to Mathis’ charges say he is accused of transporting co-defendant Manuel to the scene of the homicide.
Amber Dudley, of Collingswood was a passenger in a Silver Toyota Corolla that prosecutors say was lured into Trenton on November 30, 2016. During that time it was alleged that shortly after 7 p.m. in the area of Mechanics and East Trenton Avenue, Manuel got into the vehicle in an attempt to rob a male passenger. It is alleged that Manuel’s gun was discharged and Dudley was wounded.
The driver of the silver Toyota Corolla sped to the police station where officers and EMS personnel worked to save Dudley’s life as Dudley lay spread out on the ground on the passenger side of the Corolla while it was parked outside of the headquarters building. It took about 20 minutes for them to stabilize her and place Dudley in an ambulance.
Dudley died at the hospital.
The case was presented the the Mercer County Grand Jury by Assistant Prosecutor Michael Grillo.