Murder suspect brought 'a handgun to a fistfight,' prosecutor says

NEW BRUNSWICK — A trial continued Tuesday for a 35-year-old Franklin Park man accused of fatally shooting an aspiring youth mentor in Perth Amboy in 2015.

On the early morning of Feb. 14, 2015, Jahmmel Cephas stood over 31-year-old Richard Pryce, who had already been shot twice, and fatally shot him in the chest, prosecutors said. Cephas’ attorney, however, has argued that Pryce brutally attacked Cephas, leaving him no choice but to defend himself.  

Cephas was charged with murder 10 days after the shooting and was arrested three weeks later in Georgia by the U.S. Marshals Service.

During opening statements Thursday before Judge Colleen …read more

Source: Middlesex

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