Isiah Greene’s third murder trial begins this summer

Alleged killer Isiah Greene is scheduled to be retried this summer on murder charges.

Greene, 23, of Trenton, is accused of shooting and killing 24-year-old city man Quaadir “Ace” Gurley in the early morning hours of July 21, 2013. The slaying occurred at Trenton’s Donnelly Homes housing complex.

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

The upcoming murder trial is slated to begin with jury selection on July 17. It will be the third time prosecutors seek to win a conviction against Greene, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case. The first trial in October 2015 and the second trial in January 2017 each ended with a hung jury. 

Greene, who has been held in custody since police arrested him Nov. 18, 2013, appeared in court Monday wearing his orange Mercer County Correction Center jumpsuit. Rukiya Blackwell represented him on behalf of defense attorney Mark Fury.

At the brief hearing, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Anthony Massi set Greene’s new trial date.

For the third time, Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor James Scott will again handle the prosecution of Greene at the murder retrial.

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