17-year-old Now Charged as an Adult in Connection to Camden Homicide
Authorities say a 17-year-old from Salem County has now been charged as an adult in connection to the June 25th homicide of a homeless man in Camden.
According to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, 17-year-old Tresjure Knight of Pennsville is charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of second-degree conspiring to commit aggravated assault, and one count of second-degree desecration of human remains.
Mayer's office says police responded to the 1100 block of Kaighn Avenue in Camden shortly after midnight on June 25th for the report of an unresponsive man in an alleyway. When they arrived, they found 63-year-old Bobby J. Hill, Jr., of Camden, suffering from multiple injuries to his head.
Hill was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. A medical examiner determined Hill died from blunt force trauma.
On June 30th, Knight and a 15-year-old boy were charged as juveniles in connection to the crime. A 12-year-old, 13-year-old, and 14-year-old were also charged with the homicide on November 24th.
The 12, 13, and 14-year-olds have each been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Prosecutors say through an investigation, detectives tied the three juveniles, who were 11, 12, and 13 at the time of the homicide, to the crime through witness statements and surveillance footage.
Knight is being held in juvenile facility awaiting a detention hearing.