Alleged killer Horace Gordon takes Trenton murder case to trial

The alleged triggerman who shot and killed 29-year-old Harvey Sharp in June 2015 is maintaining his innocence as his case heads to trial.



A jury will determine whether Horace J. Gordon, 38, of Trenton, is guilty or not guilty of the grisly Chambersburg slaying. He is accused of gunning down Sharp on the first block of Cummings Avenue on June 24, 2015, then fleeing from New Jersey to southern Virginia, where he was later apprehended by a U.S. Marshals regional fugitive task force.

The shooting happened on Sharp’s birthday, and sources say it was the result of a “petty argument.” 

Jury selection for Gordon’s murder trial commenced this week and opening statements are expected to begin next week in Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier’s courtroom.

Harvey Sharp

Harvey Sharp

Gordon since July 2015 has been jailed on $1 million cash only bail. A grand jury handed up an indictment on Feb. 26, 2016, charging Gordon with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of firearm for unlawful purposes and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun.

Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Amy Devenny is trying Gordon on behalf of the state. The alleged killer is being represented by pool attorney Michael R. Rosas.

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