A Mercer County grand jury returned a four-count indictment this week charging a 23-year-old Maple Shade man with the murder of Lovelle Laramore on February 24, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.
According to Prosecutor Onofri, Davon Marecheau is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and third-degree theft by unlawful taking.
Prosecutor Onofri said that on Thursday, February 25, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Trenton Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 407 Home Avenue on a report of an unresponsive male.
Upon arrival, they found 60-year-old Lovelle Laramore on the couch with two gunshot wounds to the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
An investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department revealed that Davon Marecheau was with the victim, his great-uncle, inside the residence on February 24 at the time of the murder.
According to Prosecutor Onofri, Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance that recorded audio of the gunshots as well as video of Marecheau leaving the scene after the shooting.
During an execution of a search warrant at Marecheau’s apartment on March 4, detectives located several thousand dollars that Marecheau had taken from the victim’s residence after the murder.
Prosecutor Onofri said that Marecheau is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center pending trial.