Trenton man gets 22 years for slaying girlfriend

A city man who viciously stabbed his girlfriend to death in June 2013 received 22 years of state incarceration on Friday but suggested life imprisonment would have been more appropriate. William Nobles, who previously pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter, said his slain lover “did not deserve to be murdered like that,” adding, “I don’t deserve … Read more →

Defense attorney for William Nobles requests neuro exam, enters not guilty plea

A defense lawyer called for a neurological exam Monday for the suspected killer of Celeste Pernell, who was stabbed to death with scissors that were left in her neck. Assistant Mercer County Public Defender Jenna Casper asked for the medical tests and entered a not guilty plea for 40-year-old William Nobles, who lived with Pernell, … Read more →

City man indicted in connection with his girlfriend’s death

Earlier this month, a grand jury returned an indictment charging a city man with murder in connection with the June 2013 stabbing death of his 54-year-old girlfriend Celeste Pernell. William Nobles, 40, was indicted March 7 on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose … Read more →

William Nobles

  • Arrested: June 3, 2013
  • Age: 40
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the June 1, 2013, death of Celeste Pernell.