A Belleville, NJ could be headed to prison if he is convicted of killing a retired New Jersey corrections officer.
The homicide suspect is a 35-year-old Belleville man. According to authorities, the suspect used a firearm to shoot and kill his friend in Burlington County, NJ.
In January 2016, the suspect and the 68-year-old victim were driving in Mansfield NJ when the suspect allegedly used the gun to shoot the victim several times. The suspect then allegedly exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
Police were eventually able to identify the Essex County man as a suspect in the homicide.
The suspect is now standing trial in Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He has been charged with first degree murder and weapons offenses.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of murder, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Trial for Man Accused of Killing Retired DOC Officer Beings.”