Fredy Gonzalez indicted in connection with the murder of Raul Cruz

A man accused of stabbing his housemate to death last year has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the case.

Fredy Gonzalez, 21, was indicted last week on charges of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon in connection with the death of 24-year-old Raul Cruz. Read more

Clemens and Wells-Holmes asking to be tried together in court

A suspected murder accomplice is insisting on going to trial with the gunman charged in the shooting death of Andre Corbett in January 2013.

The prosecutor and Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier said trying Zihqwan Clemens, who is charged as the getaway driver, at the same time as alleged triggerman Keith Wells-Holmes could pose judicial problems. Read more

Emil Fennell gets 17-year sentence for killing over ‘respect’

Shawn Marinnie didn’t respect Emil Fennell enough to put on a mask before he allegedly pulled a gun to rob him, at least that’s how Fennell saw it.

So Fennell put on a mask days later and shot Marinnie dead.

The illustration of the mentality of Trenton’s gang members came out in Mercer County Superior Court Thursday during a sentencing hearing that saw Fennell get a 20-year prison term. Read more

Marshall offered 30-year prison term in Fireall slaying

Ex-con William Marshall was offered a 30-year prison term Wednesday for a guilty plea to running a former girlfriend’s car off the road so he could shoot her dead in the street. Read more

McNeil and Laws indicted in connection with Devahje Bing’s murder

Two city men have been indicted in connection with the 2013 shooting death of 19-year-old Devahje Bing.

Bing was gunned down at the Oakland Park apartment complex around 5 p.m. on May 25, 2013. He was shot several times in the upper torso, police say, and he later died at the hospital. Court documents in the case say that two witnesses identified the shooter, and that the shooting was captured by surveillance cameras. Read more

Taariq Miller gets 22-year sentence in connection with 2007 murder of Naquan Archie

A gangster whose .45 misfired during a robbery-murder was sentenced to the same 22 year prison sentence Tuesday as the accomplice who emptied his gun into the victim that day in 2007.

Taariq Miller, 23, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for his failed role in the killing of Naquan Archie, 18, who was hit with bullets fired by accomplice Willie Yeager on March 26 more than seven years ago. Read more

Alleged getaway driver offered 30-year sentence in Andre Corbett murder case

Zihqwan Clemens was offered 30 years in prison Wednesday for his alleged role as getaway driver in the shooting murder of father of 10 Andre Corbett in January 2013.

Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Tom Meidt said authorities have video and eyewitness evidence linking Clemons, 25, and the suspected triggerman, 23-year-old Keith Wells-Holmes. Read more

Kevin Boone rejects plea deal, faces possible 63 years if convicted of David Lewis’ murder

A suspected killer rolled the dice Tuesday by rejecting a 24-year prison term and deciding to go to trial for murder which carries a 63-year sentence if convicted.

Kevin Boone is accused of gunning down and killing David Lewis III during a dice game the evening of July 17, 2012, along East Paul Avenue in Trenton’s North Ward. Read more

Robert Bartley pleads guilty to killing son of Trenton cop

Robert Bartley apologized and pleaded guilty Thursday to shooting and killing James Austin, son of a veteran Trenton cop, in the doorway of the victim’s home on Feb. 26, 2013.

In return for his plea to aggravated manslaughter, Bartley, 23, will be sentenced to 25 years in prison, with no chance for parole until he’s done 21 years and three months.

“I want to apologize to the family,” Bartley said as he turned to the audience in the courtroom of Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier. Read more

State courts to review sentencing of Tamrah Leonard’s killer

New Jersey’s “excessive punishment panel’’ of learned judges couldn’t get Tamrah Leonard’s killer, Lamar Warren, a break on his 39-year sentence.

Superior Court appeals judges Paulette Sapp-Peterson, Trenton’s own, and Jack Sabatino sent the Warren case back to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mark Fleming for “reconsideration.’’ Read more