Prosecutor’s office: 2nd arrest made after New Jersey man followed from casino, slain

Authorities say a second man from Pennsylvania has been arrested following the death of a man allegedly followed home from a Philadelphia-area casino, and killed in his Plainsboro home in an attempted robbery.

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Nov 2, 2021, 9:13 AM

Updated 903 days ago

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Prosecutor’s office: 2nd arrest made after New Jersey man followed from casino, slain
Authorities say a second man from Pennsylvania has been arrested following the death of a man allegedly followed home from a Philadelphia-area casino, and killed in his Plainsboro home in an attempted robbery.
The Middlesex County prosecutor’s office and Plainsboro police said Monday that Devon Melchor, 26, of Upper Darby, was taken into custody in Florida as he was trying to board an international flight.
He was charged with first-degree armed robbery and conspiracy.
Jekai Reid-John, 27, of Norristown, was charged earlier with first-degree murder in the Oct. 26 death of Sree Aravapalli, 54.
Both men were being held pending extradition hearings.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether either has an attorney.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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