Detention hearing for Trenton man accused of killing 9-year-old girl adjourned till next week
The detention hearing for Isaiah Roberts, the Trenton man accused of killing 9-year-old Sequoya Bacon-Jones, has been adjourned to next Tuesday at the request of the defense attorney.
Nineteen-year-old Isiah Roberts is charged with the little girl's murder. He's accused of firing several shots back on March 25 in the courtyard of the Kingsbury Square apartment complex.
Bacon-Jones was playing outside with her brother and tried to run but was struck by a stray bullet. She was rushed to the hospital, but died several hours later. Police say gunfire started because of a feud between two women on social media. Authorities have confirmed Roberts is the brother of one of those women.
"It was a dispute over how one of the women was raising her children they were called out on Facebook,” says Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofrio, “They called each other out to fight on the plaza area."
The Tuesday following the shooting, police pulled Roberts over while driving his car in Trenton. News 12 is told he ran from police through a wooded area and across a local highway before he was found in the Delaware River.