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Trenton Man Indicted in Murder of 9-Year-Old

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A Mercer County grand jury returned a seven-count indictment this week charging Isiah Roberts with the March 2022 shooting death of 9-year-old Sequoya Bacon-Jones in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

According to Prosecutor Onofri, Roberts, 19, of Trenton, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a handgun. 

He is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center pending trial.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department. 

According to the investigation, Sequoya was outside playing with her brother and other friends in the courtyard of the Kingsbury Square apartments around 7:30 p.m. on March 25, 2022, when gunfire broke out. 

Officials said that she was shot once in the upper body as she ran for safety. She died just before midnight at a hospital in New Brunswick.

The investigation revealed that a Facebook feud between two women led to a fight that preceded the shooting.

Despite being indicted, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.