Trenton gunman gets 6 years for killing Quaadir ‘Ace’ Gurley

Case closed.

Isiah Greene

Isiah Greene

The gunman who shot and killed Quaadir “Ace” Gurley at the Donnelly Homes housing complex in North Trenton five years ago has finally received punishment for his violent crimes.

Isiah Greene, 24, of Trenton, got sentenced earlier this month to six years of state incarceration for reckless manslaughter and unlawful possession of a handgun and has been ordered to pay $555 in fees and penalties.

Greene confessed earlier this year to killing Gurley, a 24-year-old father of six who suffered numerous gunshot wounds during the early morning hours of July 21, 2013. Read more

Alleged killer Leroy Tutt goes to trial in murder of Trenton man, 19

Alleged killer Leroy Tutt has taken his Trenton murder case to trial.

Leroy Tutt

Leroy Tutt

Tutt, 31, of Trenton, sat poised in the courtroom Tuesday as his public defender painted him as an innocent man while the prosecution portrayed him as the shooter responsible for the death of 19-year-old Nabate Kalil Washington, also known as Nebate Anderson.

Tutt is accused of murdering Washington in broad daylight on June 30, 2017, an alleged act of retaliation fueled by a previous beef. Read more

Trenton man arrested for murder of Gregory Wright Jr.

Gregory Wright Jr.

Gregory Wright Jr.

A city man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 27-year-old Gregory Wright Jr.

Eric Prescott, 30, is accused of leaving Wright helpless and unresponsive in his car following an altercation on November 28.

According to prosecutors in the case, Wright and Prescott were arguing in the area of Spring Street and Kafer Alley when Prescott pushed Wright, causing him to fall onto the ground and hit his head on the pavement. Read more

Confession: Trenton infanticide involved heroin use, pregnant sex during labor

The infant homicide case that shocked the capital city two weeks ago is a horrible tale of death and despair.

Yardis Perez-Perez gave birth to a nameless child and left the baby girl for dead following a night of debauchery that involved drugs and wild sex on South Broad Street, according to court documents.

Yardis Perez-Perez (MCPO)

Yardis Perez-Perez (MCPO)

While undergoing the pains of labor, a pregnant Perez-Perez got drugged up with heroin and had sexual intercourse in various positions with a man who did not know she was an expectant mother, according to court documents.

The 27-year-old Perez-Perez ultimately confessed to infanticide on April 27, subsequently getting charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child about five days after she abandoned her newborn baby, authorities allege. Read more

Fourth person arrested in Trenton double murder

Lakeisha Hill

Lakeisha Hill

A fourth person has been charged in connection with a double murder that happened earlier this year.

Lakeisha Hill, 29, of Philadelphia, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a friend’s house in Trenton. She is accused of being an accomplice in the murders of Jerard Perdomo-Santana and Ivan Rodriguez, as well as the attempted murder of a 29-year-old city man.

Perdomo-Santana, a Philadelphia rapper also known as Elmii Probema, and Rodriguez were shot and killed on the afternoon of January 22 in the 300 block of Washington Street. A third victim suffered gunshot wounds to his shoulder and hand before driving himself to the hospital. Read more

Man shot last month in Trenton charged with murder

Shaquille McNeil (left) and Cecil Blake

Shaquille McNeil (left) and Cecil Blake

One of the three city men charged in the grisly broad daylight double murder of an aspiring rapper and his friend survived being blasted five times in the chest in another daylight shooting last month, sources confirmed to The Trentonian. Read more

Trenton man gunned down overnight

Aveon Perry

Aveon Perry

A city man was shot and killed late Wednesday night in the capital city’s East Ward.

Aveon Perry, 28, was shot multiple times around 11:35 p.m. Police found him inside the Shell gas station in the 800 block of Greenwood Avenue. He was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he later died.

Police sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said Perry was shot more than 12 times. Sources say Perry was initially shot outside of the store attached to the gas station, but then ran inside with the shooter in pursuit. The suspect then stood over Perry while he was on the floor in the store and shot him several more times, according to law enforcement sources.

This is a hard pill to swallow. I’m in tears over this one. You will truly be missed,” one woman wrote on Facebook in memory of Perry. Read more

Trenton mother charged with leaving newborn inside abandoned home

Yardis Perez-Perez (MCPO)

Yardis Perez-Perez (MCPO)

Prosecutors have charged the Trenton mother who left her newborn baby girl  to die after giving birth to her in an abandoned home on South Broad Street, authorities said.

Yardis Perez-Perez, 27, was hit with charges of manslaughter and child endangerment.Read more

Alleged Trenton killer Shaheed Brown files class-action lawsuit seeking speedy retrial, damages

An alleged killer who has been jailed on $1 million cash bail since August 2014 has filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking to get the New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Act abolished.

Shaheed Brown, 34, of Trenton, is suing state officials on allegations he and others in his class are being deprived of speedy trials due to the bail reform law giving “preferential treatment” to defendants arrested after Jan. 1, 2017.

Shaheed Brown listens to testimony from State Police Detective Joseph Itri. Gregg Slaboda - The Trentonian

Shaheed Brown listens to testimony during one of his murder trials that ended in a hung jury. (FILE PHOTO)

Brown is accused of shooting and killing 20-year-old Enrico Smalley Jr. about 1:20 a.m. July 12, 2014. Trenton Police were dispatched to the corner of Poplar Street and North Clinton Avenue, where they found Smalley lying on the sidewalk in front of La Guira Bar suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head. Smalley was rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Read more

Self-confessed killer gets reduced prison sentence in 2014 Trenton slaying

The man who shot and killed 24-year-old Jahmir Hall had his 10-year prison sentence recently reduced thanks to a lenient judiciary.

Curtis J. Grier, 31, of Trenton, has been resentenced to seven years of incarceration for the 2014 slaying. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless manslaughter, admitting he fatally gunned Hall down about 12:30 a.m. April 19, 2014, in the streets of Trenton.

Curtis Grier

Curtis Grier

“Mr. Grier took it upon himself to arrange a reckoning,” Superior Court Judge Peter Warshaw said Nov. 10, 2016, when he sentenced the self-confessed killer to 10 years of state imprisonment. Months later, however, Warshaw reconsidered his judgment of conviction after the Appellate Division intervened.

Grier, who has already served more than one year at South Woods State Prison, received delayed leniency last month when Warshaw revisited the case on Appellate Division orders. Warshaw found Grier to be less dangerous at the Feb. 22 resentencing hearing.Read more