Trenton killer gets 30 years, but victim’s family lost their ‘glue’

She was the strongest of her five sisters, a “rock of knowledge” and the “family glue,” who transcended her hardscrabble upbringing. “She was the rationalization of our dismal existence,” Rose Chapman, the younger sister of murder victim Keisha Alexander, said Thursday at sentencing for her sister’s killer. Jorge Rodriguez, 22, was a “soulless, rhythmless child” … Read more →

Suspect in 2014 stabbing death offered a plea deal for 30 years

The man accused of fatally stabbing 49-year-old Keisha Alexander last year has been offered a plea deal of 30 years in state prison for murder. Jorge L. Rodriguez, 21, was indicted earlier this year on a dozen charges and faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted of killing Alexander. … Read more →

Trenton man indicted in connection with 2014 murder of Keisha Alexander

A man accused of fatally stabbing 49-year-old Keisha Alexander last year has been indicted in connection with the case. Jorge L. Rodriguez, 21, is accused of breaking into Alexander’s Edgewood Avenue apartment to commit a burglary and then stabbing her in the process. According to prosecutors in the case, sometime before 8 a.m. on June … Read more →

Suspect in Keisha Alexander murder arrested, charged

A city man has been charged in connection with the murder of Keisha Alexander, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said on Sunday. According to Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, 20-year-old Jorge L. Rodriguez of Trenton was arrested on Saturday and later charged in connection with Alexander’s death. DeBlasio told The Trentonian that … Read more →

Authorities investigating West Ward Homicide

She may not have had many friends in Trenton, but those she did have said she meant the world to them. Keisha Alexander, 49, was killed in her apartment on Edgewood Avenue early Saturday morning, the exact circumstances are unknown, though her friends said they were told Alexander put up a fight. “She was a … Read more →

Jorge L. Rodriguez

Pled guilty in the June 21, 2014 death of Keisha Alexander.