Convicted murderer Mada Eoff gets 38 years in Trenton slaying

Convicted murderer Mada Eoff has been sentenced to 38 years of state incarceration for shooting and killing 19-year-old Lance Beckett in September 2016. “Thirty years is real time,” Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Tim Ward told The Trentonian on Friday, “and that is what he is going to serve before he is eligible for parole.” Eoff … Read more →

Co-defendant in Trenton murder case reaches generous plea deal: 3 years for assault

A co-defendant charged with murdering 19-year-old Lance Beckett has confessed to aggravated assault in a deal that recommends he serve three years behind bars. Omar Kennedy, 36, of Trenton, pleaded guilty to an accusation charging him with third-degree aggravated assault, effectively bringing final resolution to the homicide case. The person most responsible for Beckett’s violent … Read more →

Judge upholds Trenton murder conviction in slaying of Lance Beckett

Coldhearted killer Mada Eoff, who was convicted last month on first-degree murder charges while also being acquitted of weapons offenses, now faces 30 years to life in state prison after a judge upheld his mixed verdict. Eoff murdered 19-year-old Lance Beckett during the afternoon of Sept. 18, 2016, with Trenton Police arriving on the scene … Read more →

Self-confessed Trenton killer to testify at co-defendant’s murder trial

An accomplice who facilitated the September 2016 shooting death of 19-year-old Lance Beckett has pleaded guilty while the alleged triggerman in the case is being tried on murder charges. Quashawn Emanuel, 19, has admitted his role in the homicide under a plea deal that requires he testify against alleged triggerman Mada Eoff, 18, of Trenton, … Read more →

Prosecutors: Suspect stomped Trenton teen to make sure he was dead

Omar Kennedy is accused of delivering the coupe de grace, if not the kill shot. Afterwards, he was all smiles about it, prosecutors said. Kennedy, 34, and two others are charged with murder and weapons offenses after they walked 19-year-old Lance Beckett into an alleyway where he was fatally shot the afternoon of Sept. 18, … Read more →

Third man arrested for alleged role in Lance Beckett murder

A third man has been arrested for his alleged role in the death of a city teen who was shot and stomped in Trenton last month. Omar Kennedy, 34, is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Lance Beckett. Kennedy was arrested Wednesday morning at a home … Read more →

Omar Kennedy

  • Arrested: Oct. 12, 2016
  • Age: 34
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Sept. 18, 2016, death of Lance Beckett.