TRENTON, NJ – A 19-year-old male from Trenton has been indicted for murder in the shooting death of a 9-year-old girl in March.
According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, the murder was the culmination of a feud between two people that turned deadly. A Mercer County grand jury returned a seven-count indictment this week charging Isiah Roberts with the March shooting death of 9-year-old Sequoya Bacon-Jones in Trenton.
“Roberts, 19, of Trenton, is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second-degree aggravated assault, fourth-degree aggravated assault and second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun. He is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center pending trial,” Onofri said.
According to police, 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, when gunfire broke out. She was shot once in the upper body as she ran for safety. She died just before midnight at a hospital in New Brunswick.
Onofri said the investigation revealed that a Facebook feud between two women led to a fight that preceded the shooting.