Man accused in triple slaying in PA makes initial court appearance on related NJ charges

Andre Gordon appeared before a Mercer County judge to discuss his detention at the county jail, as well as his future extradition to Pennsylvania.

Chris Keating

Mar 27, 2024, 5:14 PM

Updated 16 days ago

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The Trenton man accused of fatally shooting three of his relatives earlier this month in Bucks County, Pennsylvania faced a New Jersey judge on Wednesday.
Andre Gordon appeared before a Mercer County judge to discuss his detention at the county jail, as well as his future extradition to Pennsylvania.
Gordon could be seen virtually from the Mercer County Jail. The 26-year-old sat quietly in an orange jumper and never spoke during the brief hearing before Superior Court Judge Robert Bingham.
Gordon had a chance to challenge his detention in jail and request bail, but he declined through his attorney.
“Mr. Gordon is going to consent to detention. I do believe after spending a considerable amount of time with Mr. Gordon over the last two weeks, I believe this is a knowing and voluntary consent that he is giving,” said attorney Nicole Carlo.
During the hearing, Gordon’s attorney also said he was deciding not to challenge extradition.
Authorities say Gordon carjacked a woman in Trenton on March 16. They say he used that car to drive across the Delaware River into Bucks County to a home in Levittown, where they say he shot his 13-year-old sister and stepmom. Those women have been identified as 52-year-old Karen Gordon and 13-year-old Kera Gordon.
Police say Gordon then drove to another home where he shot and killed Taylor Daniel, the mother of his children. They say Gordon next stole a Honda SUV and drove to a friend’s house on Phillips Avenue in Trenton. He would be found and arrested in Trenton not far from that home.
Investigators have not offered a motive for the deadly shootings.
A hearing will take place next Wednesday at the Mercer County court to discuss Gordon’s extradition. That’s a process that could take a few weeks.


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