Trenton gunman murders Mason’s barber in 2013 robbery, gets convicted at trial

A city man has been convicted of murdering popular local barber Rasheen Jones during the commission of a July 2013 armed robbery. Zaire K. Smith, 24, of Trenton, faces 30 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty this week of first-degree felony murder and related offenses in the grisly slaying of … Read more →

Trenton man accused of killing barber rejects plea deal

A Trenton man suspected of killing of a city barber in 2013 has rejected prosecutors’ final plea offer and will head to trial. Zaire Smith is the only remaining co-defendant in the murder of 20-year-old Rasheen Jones, who was shot in the head July 23, 2013, in the city’s West Ward, following a botched robbery, … Read more →

Knovell Desmond pleads down to first-degree robbery

Prosecutors aren’t saying whether one of two men arrested in the slaying of a city barber must testify against co-defendant and alleged gunman Zaire Smith as part of a plea deal that calls for a deacade-long prison sentence. Knovell Desmond, 22, was indicted for murder, two counts of robbery and weapons charges for his role … Read more →

Zaire Smith

  • Arrested: Aug. 22, 2013
  • Age: 19
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the July 23, 2013 death of Rasheen Jones.