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A reward poster for information about the murder of Jennifer Trejo is pictured inside Los Puentes Abarrotes & Deli near the 200 block of Walnut Street in Bridgeton on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Photo/Charles J. Olson

BRIDGETON — The trial of four Bridgeton men charged in the 2018 death of a 9-year-old girl has been pushed back.

Court records show the trial, originally slated to begin this past Monday in Cumberland County Superior Court, has been rescheduled for Oct. 7.

Charles Gamble, 18, of Clarke Road; Michael L. Elliot, 26, of North Laurel Street; Leroy Frazier III, 20, of Irving Avenue; and Zahmere McKoy, 19, of Atlantic Street, have pleaded not guilty.

All four men were indicted in December on charges including conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and weapons offenses in the July 17, 2018, shooting in which a bullet pierced the wall of Jennifer’s bedroom in her home at Elmer and Church streets and struck her as she slept.

If convicted, all four men could face life in prison.

Senior Prosecutor Elizabeth Vogelsong said during a previous court appearance that Jennifer’s death was a result of a volley of gunshots set off by the four men moments after they had walked onto the first block of Elmer Street early that morning. Vogelsong said people were in the street and on the porch of a home when four men began firing.

Jennifer’s home was only a block away.

Elliot, Frazier and Gamble were arrested and charged Aug. 24, 2018, while McKoy was charged Aug. 29, 2018. They are all being held in the Cumberland County jail.

Contact: 609-272-7241


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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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