A 32-year-old Lindenwold man has been found guilty of killing a man in a Mount Laurel hotel room four years ago after luring him there to be robbed.

Jawaad Ali of Lindenwold, NJ, Sentenced

The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office says the jury deliberated for two hours before returning multiple guilty verdicts against Jawaad Ali.

Ali, who represented himself at trial, was convicted of murder, robbery, kidnapping, desecration of human remains, wrongful impersonation, credit card theft, and additional charges.

Murder of Samer Alhalayqa of Camden, NJ

An investigation revealed that on the night of May 8th, 2020, Ali, along with Asia Boone and Anthony Sermond-Guyton, lured 31-year-old Samer Alhalayqa of Camden to the Fairfield Inn on Century Parkway where he was suffocated in a third-floor room and then dragged into the hallway.

His debit card was then used to withdraw money from a nearby ATM, order items from Amazon.com, and pay for pizza from Papa John’s.

Ali is scheduled for sentencing on September 27th. Two co-defendants have pleaded guilty and are also awaiting sentencing.

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