PROSECUTORS: Alleged Lyft murder accomplice organized the robbery ‘by her own admission’

Dominique Richter (left) and Kasey Dezolt

Dominique Richter (left) and Kasey Dezolt

One of the alleged female accomplices in last month’s grimy robbery-plot-turned-murder of Amber Dudley had her $1 million bail cut in half Tuesday while the triggerman remains at large. Read more

Two women charged in death of Lyft rideshare passenger

Dominique Richter (left) and Kasey Dezolt

Dominique Richter (left) and Kasey DeZolt

Two women have been arrested in connection with the death of Amber Dudley, who was killed during a robbery gone awry last month. Read more

Alleged shooter arrested for 2012 homicide

File photo - Evidence markers litter a crime scene.

File photo - Evidence markers litter a crime scene.

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the 2012 death of Emilio Lopez. Read more

Third teen charged with 15-year-old’s murder also faces drug charges

A third teenager charged in the murder of a 15-year-old six months ago in the city’s West Ward was arrested for allegedly dealing drugs the week of the killing.

(left to right) Wilson George, Jayshawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

(left to right) Wilson George, Jayshawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

Wilson George, 19, has also been indicted on drug-distribution offenses for allegedly dealing dope in October 2015, according to court records. He faces a number of un-indicted drug charges filed the same week he and two other teens are accused of gunning down Maurice Wimbush-Jalaah, 15, on June 11 in Prospect Village, a Trenton housing complex.Read more

Trenton police plan ceasefire program to decrease gun violence

At a Trenton Stop the Violence rally in April, several people spoke about the need for parents to teach kids respect for themselves and others. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

At a Trenton Stop the Violence rally in April, several people spoke about the need for parents to teach kids respect for themselves and others. (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

With retaliatory violence being a never-ending cycle in the capital city, law enforcement officials are planning to organize a ceasefire program similar to the crime intervention efforts used in cities such as Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.

With three weeks left in 2016, there has been a 40 percent increase in the number of shootings year-to-date compared to this same time period last year. Officials say there have been 147 shootings in this 8-square-mile city this year, and 178 people were struck by gunfire. Read more

Prosecutors: Guns link suspects to teen’s murder in Prospect Village

A blaze of bullets and shell casings scattered in the street were linked to the murder of 15-year-old city teen found slumped over in the streets, soaked in blood almost exactly six months ago, prosecutors said.

(left to right) Wilson George, Jayshawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

(left to right) Wilson George, Jayshawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

It took detectives time to take in the murderous scene they encountered when they arrived in Prospect Village, in the city’s West Ward, in broad daylight June 11.

The victim, Maurice Wimbush-Jalaah, was fatally shot in a volley of bullets during a gun battle, prosecutors said.

Three city teens, Wilson George, Jashawn Smith and Juprie Wadley, were charged six months later with the teen’s slaying.

Smith and Wadley appeared in court Friday for a bail hearing.Read more

Teen trio charged with June murder in Trenton

(left to right) Wilson George, Jayshawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

(left to right) Wilson George, Jayshawn Smith and Juprie Wadley

Three city teens who were arrested earlier this year after another teen was killed in the capital city have been charged with murder in connection with the case. Read more

Urging dismissal, attorney for Newark gang member says third trial ‘destined’ for mistrial

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

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

Convicting accused killer Shaheed Brown has become a family affair.

Meanwhile, the former Newark gang member continues to fight for his freedom in a case that has plagued Mercer County prosecutors who haven’t convinced juries in two trials six months apart that Brown gunned down 20-year-old Enrico Smalley Jr. outside a crime-ridden Trenton bar in 2014.

Brown’s attorney said in court papers a third trial is “destined” to end the same way.Read more

Fatal hit-and-run victim is Trenton’s second so far this year

A pedestrian was struck and killed in the Mill Hill neighborhood at the intersection of Market and Jackson streets Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN - The Trentonian)

A pedestrian was struck and killed in the Mill Hill neighborhood at the intersection of Market and Jackson streets Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. (SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN - The Trentonian)

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Vincent Miller.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist Saturday night, marking the second hit-and-run death to occur in the capital city this year. Read more

Gunshot victim dies after Lyft driver takes her to Trenton Police HQ

Police and medics rush to save a woman who was driven to TPD headquarters after being shot in East Trenton. November 30, 2016 (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

Police and medics rush to save a woman who was driven to TPD headquarters after being shot in East Trenton. November 30, 2016 (Penny Ray - Trentonian)

The situation appeared bad from the start. Then, it became worse.

Amber Dudley, a 27-year-old female from Collingswood, who was driven to Trenton Police headquarters after being shot died at the hospital shortly before midnight Wednesday. Read more