An ambush killer who beat up a corrections officer when he landed in jail plead guilty today in a deal slating him for 20 years in prison.
Douglas Battle, 23, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for gunning down convicted killer Wilfredo “Murder Marty’’ Rivera, 32, on Oakland Street in the West Ward on June 23, 2012.
Teenager Masiyah Howard appeared in adult court today to hear that he can get out of prison at age 65 if he pleads guilty now to a 2013 killing that caused racial strife in Chambersburg.
Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Lew Korngut made the 52-year offer to Howard for pleas to aggravated manslaughter, robbery and weapons offenses for the gunshot killing of Louis Bryan Alvarez on Feb. 26 of last year.
Three people were shot, two of which died, Wednesday evening in two separate incidents that appear to be robberies gone awry.
According to police, around 9:39 p.m. Wednesday, two males were shot at the corner of Rosemont and Hoffman avenues. When police arrived on-scene, they found a man, later identified as 25-year-old Tyshawn Goodman, lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Goodman was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. The second victim, a 20-year-old city man, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and feet, and he was taken to the hospital via a private vehicle. Police say he is currently in stable condition.
Police say the men were in a vehicle headed to a house in the 200 block of Rosemont Avenue. And as they exited the vehicle, they were approached by three black males who attempted to rob them at gunpoint.
A 23-year-old city man is dead after an early morning shooting in the area of Hoffman and Rosemont Avenues in the city’s West Ward Saturday morning.
At approximately 5 a.m. Trenton Police were in the area of Hoffman Avenue and the 100 block of Rosemont Avenue when they heard gunshots, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said.
According to Casey DeBlasio, spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s office, police arrived to see a large group of people running in the 200 block of Rosemont Avenue. Upon their arrival, police found a man, identified as Jamer Jay Greenfield, lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the chest. He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he died a sort time later, DeBlasio said. It’s not clear exactly when Greenfield was pronounced dead. Read more
A hearing that could expose his past criminal record was set up today for the guy known as Dollar Bill charged with running a former girlfriend’s car off the road and shooting her dead at the curb as her mother watched.
William Marshall, 46, who has a record for assault and burglary, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses for the slaying of 42-year-old Ruschell Fireall in November 2012. Read more
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, 54, and her mother.
A Ewing man is dead after being shot multiple times near a city bar early Saturday morning, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office said.
Enrico Smalley Jr.
According to Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Doris Galuchie, around 1:20 a.m. police responded to a call of shots fired at the corner of North Clinton Avenue and Poplar Street. Galuchie said police arrived to find a black male lying on the sidewalk in front of La Guira Bar.
The victim, identified as 20-year-old Enrico Smalley Jr., had been shot multiple times, including at least one shot to the head, Galuchie told The Trentonian. He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds three hours later.
A motive has not been established and, at present, no suspect description was given.
A drug convict on probation pleaded guilty today to possession of the stolen car used by others in a drive-by murder along Route 29 on Jan. 30, 2012.
Luis Alvarado, 24, admitted in court that he was tooling around in the stolen black Chrysler Sebring in the hours before it was used to ambush Daquan Dowling as he drove north along the highway between Cass Street and Memorial Drive.
A judge kept the bail at $750,000 cash Wednesday for the ex-con charged with shooting ten bullets into Pinkey Priester in the middle of Centre Street on the night of June 15.
Murder suspect Tomarkus Whitfield, 36, appeared on jailhouse video before Mercer Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier, who made his call after hearing the accusations and about the suspect’s history of weapons offenses.
A retired Trenton cop stood up in court to protest today when a prosecutor offered a 10-year plea deal to an accomplice of his son’s suspected killer.
Luddie Austin also confronted Raheem Currie as the accused accomplice stepped outside the courthouse, threatening the young man until his mother stepped in and told the cop “Get out of my face.’’