Two Trenton men indicted in shooting death of ex-cop's son plead not guilty

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TRENTON — Two Trenton men pleaded not guilty today to the Feb. 26 shooting death of the son of a retired Trenton police detective.

Robert Bartley, 23, is accused of shooting James Austin, 18, once in the chest following an argument over who should pay for a broken windshield on Bartley’s friend’s car.

Austin’s father, Luddie Austin, is a retired Trenton police veteran known for appearances on the A&E reality show “Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force.”

Earlier on the day of the shooting, Austin argued with Raheem Currie, 21, outside a home on East State Street, prosecutors said.

The argument turned into a fight …read more

Source: Mercer

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