A suspect accused of fatally shooting a man trying to get his wife's purse back from robbers has pleaded not guilty

Joshua Higgins, 19, of Newark, allegedly shot and killed George Smith outside Smith's Jersey City home on Sunday evening.

Smith had come to his wife's defense during a robbery. Friends say it was just like him to do all he could to help.

"He was the greatest guy...

Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner®, Comcast®, customers with access to News 12.

Already registered or an Optimum customer?
Log in
Time Warner®, Comcast® or Service ElectricSM customer?
Create an account
Not a customer?