Grand jury indicts alleged killer Briann Lindsey on murder charges

Briann Lindsey

Briann Lindsey

The city woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death earlier this year inside their Brookville Commons apartment has been indicted on murder charges.

A grand jury on Thursday handed up an indictment charging Briann Lindsey, 25, of Clearfield Avenue, with one count of first-degree murder, one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Lindsey remains in custody.

Lindsey, who has a history of mental health issues, is alleged to have stabbed fatally stabbed 35-year-old Christopher Johnson about 4:15 p.m. March 6 inside their Island neighborhood apartment on the 300 block of Clearfield Avenue in Trenton’s West Ward. Lindsey tried to clean up the crime scene prior to police arrival, prosecutors allege.

Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Stacey Geurds presented the case to the grand jury for indictment. The murder charges are a result of an investigation led by Mercer County Homicide Task Force Detective Jessica Senese of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

A public defender who represented Lindsey in March said her client has a history of mental health issues and noted Lindsey was placed on suicide watch at the county jail.

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