Trenton man gets 50 years for murder, another gets 15 for deadly attack

Recent court sentencings in Trenton show that trial-by-jury convictions generally lead to significantly more prison time than negotiating a guilty plea. Dante Alexander, 33, of Trenton, this week received 50 years of imprisonment for shooting and killing 26-year-old Brandon Nance outside a city bakery in 2013. He pleaded not guilty in the case and took … Read more →

Trenton murder suspect offered plea deal in case of beating death

One of two men charged with felony murder for the brutal beating death of a Guatemalan immigrant was offered a plea deal that calls for a 25-year sentence. Under the terms of the deal, Michael Holman, 19, of Trenton, would plead guilty to counts of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault. He would be required to … Read more →

Citizens help catch suspects in murder of Julio Cruz

By CARLOS AVILIA cavila@trentonian.com Michael Holman and Dante Martin, both 18-year-olds from Trenton, were charged with first-degree felony murder and robbery Thursday in the beating death of Julio Cesar Cruz. The Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini Jr. and Trenton Police Director Ralph Rivera Jr., among other county and state authorities, announced the arrests in connection … Read more →

Dante Martin

  • Arrested: Feb. 27, 2014
  • Age: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Feb. 15, 2014 death of Julio Cesar Cruz.