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Prosecutor’s office: Man pleads guilty in stray bullet death of sleeping 9-year-old New Jersey girl

The Cumberland County’s Prosecutor’s Office says one of the three remaining defendants in the death of a 9-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet in her Bridgeton home four years ago has entered a plea in the case.

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2022, 2:58 PM

Updated 658 days ago

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The Cumberland County’s Prosecutor’s Office says one of the three remaining defendants in the death of a 9-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet in her Bridgeton home four years ago has entered a plea in the case.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Charles Gamble, 22, pleaded guilty last week to aggravated manslaughter. Prosecutors are to recommend a 15-year term when he's sentenced in October.
Authorities say several men opened fire on a group of people in Bridgeton in July 2018, and a stray bullet killed Jennifer Trejo.
One man was convicted in 2020 of aggravated manslaughter and sentenced to 42 years in prison. The other two defendants are slated for trial next month.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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