Man murdered outside liquor store in Trenton

A man was shot and killed along the 500 block of Brunswick ave in Trenton late last night. gregg slaboda photo photo

A man was shot and killed along the 500 block of Brunswick ave in Trenton late last night. Gregg Slaboda -  The Trentonian

TRENTON >> The capital city almost made it through the first month of the year without a murder.

But tragedy struck Monday night outside a North Ward liquor store.

A man was murdered at approximately 9:45 p.m. in front of Dee Dee’s Lounge & Liquor Store at 549 Brunswick Ave.

A spokeswoman for the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Tuesday that Tian Thompson, 34, of Trenton, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head after the city’s ShotSpotter technology detected gunfire in the area. Thompson was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later, spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio said.

Dee Dee’s owner Abel Reyes said he was working last night when the shooting occurred. He said the victim was a regular bar customer who was smoking a cigarette outside.Read more

Deadlocked jury in Isiah Greene’s murder retrial explores new options

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

Unable to reach a verdict this week, the jury in Isiah Greene’s murder retrial asked the court on Thursday if it could decide whether the defendant was an accomplice to the homicide as opposed to being the principal triggerman. Read more

Alleged gunman in fatal Lyft robbery pleads not guilty, Isiah Greene’s murder retrial lingers

Andrew Alston

Andrew Alston

The alleged gunman in last November’s fatal Lyft robbery has pleaded not guilty to all charges as the state made a motion Wednesday seeking to keep him locked up indefinitely. Read more

Zaire Jackson’s murder trial approaches as Isiah Greene’s retrial lingers

Nearly five years ago, a then-17-year-old Zaire Jackson allegedly shot and killed a city man execution style.

Jackson, now 22, will finally have his day in court to defend himself before a jury of his peers.

Jury selection began Tuesday at the Mercer County Criminal Courthouse for Jackson’s imminent murder trial. Read more

Alleged gunman in fatal Lyft robbery arrested

Andrew Alston

Andrew Alston

A third suspect accused in the murder of Amber Dudley has been arrested.

Thirty-nine-year-old Andrew Alston, the alleged gunman who fired a shot while robbing passengers of a Lyft rideshare service in November, was arrested minutes after prosecutors sent media a release seeking the public’s help in finding him.

Dudley, a 27-year-old from Collingswood, was one of three passengers in a car when a man armed with a handgun tried to enter the rear of the vehicle on Mechanics Avenue. Officials say the suspect tried to rob the occupants of the car, which sparked a struggle between he and the passengers. The driver then sped away and the gunman fired a shot. Read more

Trenton man charged with murder of Ciony Kirkman

Mercer County officials have announced a 16-count indictment charging a Trenton man for the shooting death of Ciony Kirkman.

Ciony Kirkman (contributed photo)

Ciony Kirkman (contributed photo)

Peter Charles, Jr, 18, was charged with first-degree murder and a list of lesser charges, according to a press release from the office of Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri

Charles, of Bayard Street, was also indicted on six counts of first-degree attempted murder, seven counts of fourth-degree aggravated assault, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He remains in jail in lieu of $750,000.Read more

Isiah Greene’s murder retrial has weaknesses on both sides

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

A jury may once again have a hard time judging whether or not alleged killer Isiah Greene is guilty of murder. Read more

Jurors rehear cop’s testimony in Isiah Greene’s murder retrial

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

The fate of alleged killer Isiah Greene continues to remain in limbo as a jury ponders over the facts and evidence in his murder retrial. Read more

Jury begins deliberating on whether Isiah Greene murdered Trenton man

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

The fate of alleged killer Isiah Greene rests in the hands of 12 jurors who may determine whether he is guilty or not guilty of murdering 24-year-old Trenton man “Ace” Quaadir Gurley. Read more

Murder suspect Isiah Greene admits he previously lied to police

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

Alleged killer Isiah Greene testified in his own defense Tuesday, exposing himself to fierce cross-examination that forced him to admit that he had previously lied to police.

“You lied about being shot on Sanhican?” Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Jim Scott asked the defendant. “You lied about who shot you? You lied about where you got shot?” Read more