Craig Arno of Atlantic City, right, and Jessica Kisby of Egg Harbor Township.


Michael Ein, May 9, 2011

MAYS LANDING - Defense attorneys have copies of photos and videos of a man being abducted from a casino parking garage last year.

Now they will get a chance to see where their clients allegedly kidnapped a Hudson County man before killing him, a judge said Monday.

Craig Arno, 45, of Atlantic City, and Jessica Kisby, 25, of Egg Harbor Township, are accused of a weeklong crime spree that included carjacking Martin Caballero, 47, from the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort parking garage May 21, 2010.

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The North Bergen Township man had just dropped off family members at the door and drove away to park, but never returned. His abandoned car was found the next day on fire in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, Camden County. His body was discovered May 30, 2010, on a Hamilton Township farm.

The prosecution has never said where Caballero was believed to have been killed.

On Monday, Arno's attorney, Eric Shenkus, told the judge he wants to tour the parking garage so he knows where the cameras are located. He said he has pictures from various angles but is hoping his investigator can put together a multidimensional map from the information gathered from a walk-through of the facility.

Superior Court Judge Michael Donio said the casino should have no problem with the request. If it does, he said, he would sign an order compelling it to do so. When Kisby appeared before Donio a few minutes later, Donio also suggested her attorney, Steve Scheffler, join in the tour, which he agreed would be beneficial.

First Assistant Prosecutor Jim McClain said he would take care of setting up the tour and that all three attorneys would participate.

Because of the voluminous evidence in the case - including nearly 50 computer disks and more than 1,000 pages of documents - Donio has set up monthly status conferences in the case to make sure things are moving along. He has told all parties involved that he is determined to have a trial by May - two years after the abduction and about 13 months after a grand jury indicted the two suspects on 39 counts.

The alleged crime spree began the day before Caballero disappeared with an armed robbery of the Dunkin' Donuts in the Festival at Hamilton in Mays Landing.

Arno is accused of putting a pellet gun to the head of a woman working the counter and threatening to kill her if she did not hand over money. On May 24, 2010, Kisby allegedly tried to steal medical supplies - presumably to take care of burns Arno suffered while setting the car on fire, police have said - from the Kmart in Pleasantville. Three days later, a minivan was stolen from Atlantic City.

Arno and Kisby were arrested May 28, 2010, at the Golden Key Motel in Egg Harbor Township's West Atlantic City section.

Both were first held in the Atlantic County Jail, but Kisby was moved to the Cape May County Jail after she allegedly was persistent in trying to contact Arno.

Arno is now being held in New Jersey State Prison in Trenton after homemade weapons and digging implements were allegedly found in his cell in May. His record included previous attempts to escape, authorities said at the time, so he was transferred to a portion of the state prison where he is kept separate from those already convicted of crimes.

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