TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The murder trial of a reputed gang member accused of fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl at a stop-the-violence block party in New Jersey’s capital city is due to get under way later this month.
Mercer County prosecutors say 22-year-old Lamar Warren faces a life sentence if convicted in the 2009 drive-by shooting in Trenton. Several other gang members, including Warren’s brother, have pleaded guilty in the case and have agreed to testify against him.READ MORE: Atlantic City Casinos, Union Workers Reach Tentative Agreement To Avoid Strike
Lamar Warren was 18 when Tamrah Leonard was gunned down. Authorities say the bullets missed the intended targets — some rival gang members they had brawled with — and struck Leonard instead.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Philadelphia Mother Makes Powerful Plea To Help Find James Walke's Killer
Authorities have said at least 20 bullets were sprayed into a crowd of 100 people at the block party.
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