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A Cumberland County juryin the shooting death of a 9-year-old child.
Jennifer Trejo was killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed on July 17, 2018, in Bridgeton.
On Thursday morning, the jury found Leroy Frazier III, 21, not guilty of first-degree murder, but guilty of first-degree aggravated manslaughter, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree attempted murder, and second- and third-degree aggravated assault charges.
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He was found not guilty of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, but guilty of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Frazier was the first of four defendants to face trial in the case.
He faces a potential prison term of 30 years to life when he is sentenced Feb. 21.
Prosecutors alleged that Frazier, Michael L. Elliot, 27, Charles H. Gamble, 19, and Zahmere K. McKoy, 20, all of Bridgeton, opened fire on a group gathered in front of a home on Elmer Street in Bridgeton.
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The target of the shooting was a man standing with the group, prosecutors said, but he was not injured. The bullet that killed Jennifer struck the rear of her home on nearby Church Street.
The round entered her chest and embedded in her liver, prosecutors said.
about rushing his wounded child to a hospital and said his daughter died in his arms.
Evidence presented during the trial included surveillance footage from multiple locations that the prosecution said showed the defendants making their way from Elliot’s home on Laurel Street to the house on Elmer Street shortly after midnight.
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Investigators recovered 19 bullet casings from Elmer Street. A bullet casing recovered from Frazier’s home was similar to a few of the casings found on Elmer Street.
Other evidence included social media communications in which Frazier told his co-defendants to get rid of their clothing. He told investigators he said this because he had bedbugs in his home.
Senior Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Vogelsong presented social media photos showing the defendants wearing garments similar to those worn by the figures in the surveillance footage.
While the state couldn’t prove which defendant fired the fatal shot, Vogelsong argued that all four were responsible as accomplices
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Frazier’s attorney, Emily Bell, had argued that the state’s case was purely circumstantial and failed to connect her client to the crime.
Jennifer’s father, Ruben Trejo, attended each day of the trial, as did members of Frazier’s family, including his mother.
Trejo shook hands and hugged prosecutors following the verdict. He declined to offer a comment.
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