EDISON – A South Carolina man accused of murdering a fuel station comfort retailer clerk throughout an armed theft right here final December has been indicted.

Marcus Antonio Wright, 23, was indicted Tuesday on fees of first-degree homicide, first-degree felony homicide, first-degree armed theft, and conspiracy to commit armed theft, illegal possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an illegal objective, all second-degree crimes.


Wright, of Beaufort, South Carolina, allegedly killed John Bertram, 38, on the Speedway fuel station on Amboy Avenue within the Clara Barton part of the township. Bertram lived within the Fords part of Woodbridge.

Wright is dealing with life in jail with out parole on the first-degree homicide cost. He stays in South Carolina awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

Final month, Wright was accused of one other homicide whereas in custody in South Carolina when he was charged with killing Matthew Williams on the Lieber Correctional Institute in Dorchester County.

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In September, Olya Quinnam, 22, of Beaufort, South Carolina, pleaded responsible to at least one rely of first-degree armed theft associated to the fuel station armed theft right here.

Underneath a plea settlement with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Workplace, Quinnam is about to be sentenced on Nov. 18 to 15 years in state jail and should serve 85 % of her jail time period earlier than turning into eligible for parole. 

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The armed theft came about round four a.m. Dec. 20, 2018. Arriving officers discovered Bertram who was pronounced useless on the scene.


Wright’s indictment was handed up following a presentation to a Middlesex County Grand Jury by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Lamountain and Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Craveiro.

The investigation is lively and persevering with. Anybody with info is requested to name Detective Loren Lengthy or Detective Wilfredo Brown of the Edison Police Division at 732-248-7400, or Detective David Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Workplace at 732-745-3300.

Employees Author Nick Muscavage is an award-winning watchdog reporter whose work spans many subjects and has spurred the creation of a state law. Contact him: 908-243-6615;; @nmuscavage.


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