Trenton man charged with murder nearly one year after deadly shooting

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TRENTON, NJ -A man who is a suspect in a March 25th, 2020 murder has been arrested.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office issued the following release:

Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force resulted in an arrest this morning of a Trenton man for the March 25, 2020 murder of Yuell Moore.

Ravel Stokes, 25, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He was taken into custody without incident Friday morning at his Oakland Street residence by the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Mercer County Tactical Response Team. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Stokes pending trial.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020, Trenton police responded to the first block of Hudson Street on a report of a shooting in progress. Upon arrival, they located the victim, later identified as Stokes, 29, laying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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