One homicide sentencing, two different views

Today’s Comment of the Day comes in two parts from the recent sentencing of Aljava Gaither. Gaither received a sentence of 12 years for the killing of Craig Fitzgerald in a case portrayed as a personal dispute between the two men over $10. On our recent story about the sentencing, the following comment was left … Read more →

Aljava Gaither sentenced to 12 years for aggravated manslaughter

TRENTON- A city man was sentenced today for shooting another man to death, over a $10 dispute. Aljava Gaither pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in October and, in accordance with his plea agreement, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday morning. Gaither fatally shot and killed Craig Fitzgerald in April over a $10 … Read more →

Trenton man pleads guilty in shooting death

TRENTON – Aljava Gaither has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Craig Fitzgerald as Fitzgerald tried to club him to death in a dispute over $10 on April 9, 2011, the Mercer County prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday. In a plea deal, the 21-year-old Gaither admitted his guilt and agreed to serve up to 12 years in … Read more →

Aljava Gaither

Pled guilty in the April 9, 2011 death of Craig Fitzgerald.