Bail Stays $1M To $2.5M For 3 Suspects In Deadly Atlantic City Casino Carjacking
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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Three Camden men charged in a fatal Atlantic City casino parking garage carjacking will continue to be held on bail ranging from $1 million to $2.5 million.
Eighteen-year-old Raheem Simmons, Eric Darden and Phillip Byrd, both 20, are charged with murder, carjacking and other offenses. A judge rejected a request to lower Darden’s bail; the other two did not ask for reductions.
Authorities say 28-year-old Sunil Rattu of Old Bridge and 24-year-old Radha Ghetia of Sayreville were robbed, then forced to drive to an alley where they were shot on Sept. 18.
Rattu died from two gunshot wounds to the head. Ghetia survived two shots in the upper body.
The fatal carjacking was the second in a little over a year that originated in the Taj Mahal parking garage.
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